Forks & Corks 2017: "Silver Award"
Saint Georges Saint Emilion wines display all the qualities on which the reputation of Saint Emilion was founded : a deep crimson robe that takes on brick-red tints as the wines age and a bouquet that first releases blackcurrant and red fruit aromas, the more complex notes as the wines age. On the palate these wines are powerful, full-bodied, fleshy and silky smooth.
The Saint-Georges logo represents the saint slaying the dragon :
One day, George, who was an officer in the Roman army, came across a town terrorized by a dragon which devoured the animals and demanded a daily tribute of two young people chosen at random. George arrived on the day the king’s daughter was about to become the monster’s next victim. He went into battle with the beast and, with God’s help, triumphed. George’s legendary dual with the dragon is a subject that has been widely represented, especially in the 13th century. Saint George symbolizes the victory of Good over Evil. Across all of Christendom, he is the patron saint of knights.
"The Château Cap St George 2014, from the stable of Jean-Philippe Janoueix, has a clean and precise nose, almost understated at first, but gaining fruit intensity with aeration: cranberry and wild strawberry, just a touch of vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh acidity, playful and bright red berry fruit with a poised, classically inspired finish. This was the penultimate wine out of around 700 that I tasted during en primeur, and it was a delightful discovery."
-Wine Advocate: 89-91 (Neal Martin)