Grape Variety: Bordeaux blend
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Margaux; Médoc; Bordeaux, France.
Purchased From: Benchmark Wine Group; Napa, California.
Paired With: Surf and turf with baked potatoes and peas.
Note: For Thanksgiving dinner this year we decided to have “Surf and Turf”, but with a twist. The surf was seared marinated tuna and the turf was venison tenderloin we recently got from our son’s father-in-law. Because the tuna was marinated and we anticipated it would have strong flavors, we selected a red Bordeaux to pair with the dinner. Both the food and the wine were superb and together it was a MEMORABLE pairing.
Opened and decanted two hours before drinking. Opaque, purple-garnet color with a lighter purple rim. Blackberry, current, freshly sharpened pencil and cedar sawdust aromas. Silky smooth entry, plush, robust and savory mouthfeel, full body and an 80-grit texture. A myriad of blackberry and boysenberry fruit flavors with an abundance of coke cola, fresh green peppers, and mint leaves laced into the background. Bountiful yet not overwhelming bright acidity, smooth well integrated tannins and a long fruity finish with licorice and cedar notes clinging to the aftertaste. WOW dark and toasty with a core of ripe fruit. The fresh dark fruit and savory wood tastes were so rich you only needed small sips. Yes, Grand Cru Bordeaux is expensive, but we gave this a four thumbs up rating which really says how good it was!!! We called it a MEMORABLE Margaux Bordeaux blend.
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Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Closure: Aluminum covered 50mm natural cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Malet Roquefort; Huntington Beach, California.