Excellent with levels at the base of the neck or very top shoulder and good, clean labels.
Bordeaux is split and many wine aficionados prefer either 'Left Bank' and 'Right Bank' wines. To clarify this, those chateaux and domaines situated to the left of the river Gironde as you look at a map of Bordeaux are left-bank wines and those to the right are right-bank wines. Saint Emilion is right-bank and the wines from this region tend to be more of merlot (the softer red variety) in the blend than cabernet sauvignon (left-bank wines tend to be the opposite of this). Saint Emilion benefits from its own classification, which is more representative of its wines since, unlike the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, which focussed on left-bank wines, it is updated every 10 years or so, with names like Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau Ausone remaining at the very top and classified as 'Premiers Grands Crus Classes (a)' and Chateau Angelus and Pavie recently joining them.
Little is known of Chateau Naude though as with many Chateaux and domaines, it is most likely that it has merged with another Chateau locally. In the wine world, this is often brought about as a result of a marriage in two wine-making families.
We have not tried this or any other vintage of this wine so can't comment or offer a tasting note. However, the bottles look great with good colour, good levels and nice labels with no signs of seepage or any other obvious faults.