Château Lyonnat covers 52 hectares on Lussac Saint-Emilion AOC. It is one of the oldest estates in the area. The Cuvee Emotion is a truly exceptional wine from the Lussac Saint-Emilion. Only about 2,500 cases are made depending on the vintage. It is produced on 10 hectares of very old vines, on a limestone-clay soil. Manually harvested, with a rigorous selection at ultimate ripeness and severe sorting. Made from 100% Merlot grapes, malolactic fermentation is done in new barrels, and then aged in 100% new French oak. The color is intense, almost black. The nose is powerful, black currant, blackberry, with toasted notes and leather. The palate is complex, powerful, very fruity with full and lush tannins.
Wine Spectator (WS): 92-95
"Coffee and ripe plum, with hints of prune on the nose. Full-bodied, with beautiful fruit and supersilky tannins. Long and gorgeous. Best ever from here."