Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil is the lighter neighbor to Bourgueil, and this wine offers a fruity, ready-to-drink wine that has gentle tannins to go with the perfumed black cherry fruity and lively acidity. Keep for 2–3 years, but also drink now.
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