This classic Bordeaux red blend or "Claret" is an elegant, dry wine made with grapes from the renowned Entre-Deux-Mers ("between two seas") region of Bordeaux, France. Here, sun-drenched vineyards on well-draining limestone and clay soils are situated between the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers. Warm days and cool evenings provide optimal growing conditions for the slow ripening of grapes and excellent flavour development.
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec -- three of the classic grape varieties of Bordeaux – were blended together in crafting this wine. Fruit was sourced from premium vineyards in the eastern part of Entre-Deux-Mers, a terroir particularly well-suited to these varietals. The wine was made using traditional vinification practices: Each varietal was vinified separately including temperature-controlled macerations of 4-5 weeks for maximum extraction of flavour and colour. The wines were then aged an additional nine months prior to final blending.
Deep purple in colour, this wine reveals gorgeous scents of wild berries including blackberries, raspberries and black currants in the glass. Additional spicy notes and hints of violet are contributed by the Malbec. On the round, well-balanced palate, more ripe fruit flavours merge seamlessly with velvety tannins from the Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend gives added freshness, backbone and age-worthiness to this authentic Bordeaux bottling.
An excellent food wine, enjoy this Bordeaux Claret with chesses, game, grilled red meats, hearty stews and more.
Blend: 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec
Smooth & Supple
My husband usually buys el-cheapo stuff so his eyes bugged out when I told him what I paid for this (as a gift!!) but once he tasted it he knew why it is a few $$ more --- you get what you pay for ... He loves it ! ... And I usually don't drink reds because of the bitter, biting, burning tastes but this is the smoothest red wine I have ever had and can actually drink it AND enjoy ... I highly recommend... Haven't tried the white yet and can't wait to do so !!
Smooth & Supple
Love it! A freind brought both over, knowing I am a huge fan. Nice, smooth - would be a really good food wine. I will definitely be taking this to all my DA fan friends (has a cool quote from the show on the back label...)
Might be better with a little age on it. A little bit watery on the front end, and no follow through on the taste. As much as I like Merlot, a bit more Cab, and a little less Merlot, and this could be a good wine.