St. Supery 'Elu' Red Blend (2015)
This wine presents with deep shades of reds and purples. Aromas of dark fruit, blackberry, and black plum combine with elements of espresso, vanilla, and molasses, as well as notes of smoky oak and dusty terroir. Flavors of dark plum and cassis follow with anise and toasted barrel attributes. This red blend offers a finely textured silky structure with density and a graceful appeal.Pairs well with bacon and caramelized onion grilled cheese with creamy tomato soup.Blend: 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot
94 James Suckling
Sandalwood, terracotta, balsamic, cedar, tobacco and then a nice helping of dark plums, blueberry essence, walnuts and dark chocolate. Full body, plus tannins, lovely acidity and a long finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec, cabernet franc and petit verdot. Drink in 2021.
Sweet fruit, smooth, rich, lovely oak on the palate. There Is plenty of ripeness here, yet the wine retains great freshness and drive. Complex, with sweetness of fruit matched by fine tannins, crisp acidity and refined oak. Good potential for further ageing. Drink 2021-2030.
94 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: The 2015 St. Supéry Elu is a shining example of why the Napa Valley competes well with the best reds from Bordeaux. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows elegance from start to finish. Enjoy its beautifully-built aromas and flavors of black fruit, exotic licorice accents, and a nice touch of oak. Pair it with grilled short ribs. (Tasted: May 1, 2020, San Francisco, CA)