Chateau Balestard La Tonnelle, St Emilion Grand Cru Classe, 2008, Bordeaux, France
Dark hue. Very muted nose on first pour then opening up a little to quite subdued fruit and oak tones. On the palate, stuffing is framed by evident oak. Youthfulness imparts a measure of firmness on the finish. A promising wine. Suggested food pairings: rabbit, grilled beef and poultry with cream sauce.