2018 Couvent des Jacobins St. Émilion Grand Cru Wine Tasting Note

2018 Couvent des Jacobins  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

With a silky, juicy, forward character, the wine is lush, plush and polished. The espresso, wild cherry, stone and fennel is apparent from start to finish. There is depth but you also find energy, giving it lift in the finish. 91-93 Pts

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When to Drink Couvent des Jacobins, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Couvent des Jacobins is better with 3-5 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. Couvent des Jacobins is best enjoyed in the first 5-15 years of life.

Younger vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour or so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Serving Couvent des Jacobins with Wine and Food Pairings

Couvent des Jacobins is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Couvent des Jacobins is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Couvent des Jacobins is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.