The last week, we had all the wines from the left bank of France such as Chateau Ferriere and Lalande Borie from Margaux and this time, we had wine from the right bank from villages such as Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. I forgot to mention that a bottle of Chateau Ferriere will set you back RM300 and we had 5 bottles of it the last time. You do the calculations.
Saint-Émilion is one of the principal red wine areas of Bordeaux along with the Medoc, Graves & Pomerol. The region is much smaller than the Médoc and adjoins Pomerol. The Romans planted vineyards in what was to become Saint-Émilion as early as the 2nd Century AD. In the 4th Century, the Latin poet, Asonius lauded the fruit of the bountiful vine.The town was named after the monk Émilion, a travelling confessor, who settled in a hermitage carved into the rock there in the 8th century. It was the monks who followed him that started up the commercial wine production in the area.
Pomerols are the smoothest, richest, instantly appealing wines. The intense plummy fruitiness and velvet richness come from the overwhelming use of the Merlot grape (usually 80% - 100%). The wines are gentle with a lush ruby colour. These can be drunk at a younger age than most of the Cabernet Sauvignon based wines of the Medoc region.
La Fleur de Boiiard (Pomerol) 2004: A dark hue, rich earth with an amazing aroma. Costs around RM132.