Chateau Segonzac Premiers Cotes de Blaye 2001
Bouquet: forest fruits (blackberry, bilberry) and spices.
Taste: very well-balanced, the tannins are delicate and well blended. This very good vintage is still maturing but can be drunk quickly thanks to its great subtlety and fruitiness.
In most of France, wines are named by their place of origin and not by the type of grape (with the exception of Alsace). Just like a red Burgundy is by law, always made of Pinot noir, a red Bordeaux is a blended wine composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Depending on the laws of the village from which the grapes come, the conditions of the vintage and decisions of the winemaker, the blend can be further supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and in rare cases, Carmenere. So popular and repeated has this mix of grape varieties become worldwide, that the term, Bordeaux Blend, refers to a wine blended in this style, regardless of origin.