Chateau Fage Graves de Vayres 2018
A wine round and fruity by its blending dominated by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and also complex by the presence of Petit Verdot and Malbec, which bring intense liquorice aromas. This elegant wine with a beautiful finesse on the palate and a good length offers a very nice potential. Charming! Blend: 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 65% Merlot
Extending over verdant slopes between the Rivers Dordogne and Garonne, the Entre-Deux-Mers region (“between two seas”) offers great value and a splendid introduction to the dry reds and whites of Bordeaux. Merlot and Cabernet comprise most of the reds; Sauvignon blanc and Semillon are responsible for the whites, all of which are best enjoyed in their youth.
One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.