Chateau Tour d'Auron Bordeaux Rouge 2000
"Very dark garnet, blackish-purple at the core. Blackcurrant and dark-chocolate aromas add a slight, pleasant whiff of "barnyard." Full and ripe, flavors follow the nose, so fruity that it almost seems sweet; but it's dry in fact, structured with firm acidity and soft tannins. Black fruit with a squirt of lemon in the finish, not overly long but clean and fresh."
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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.