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La Chandelliere Russo 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A Bordeaux blend that was way better than
the price would suggest.

Producer/Winery: Guillaume and Thibaud Secret; Gaec de Cazaillan; Château La Chandellière; Civrac in Medoc, France.

Grape Variety: Bordeaux Blend – 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Médoc, Bordeaux, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $18.50 (with a wine dinner discount)

Purchased From: J. Peppers Restaurant; Kernersville, North Carolina.

Paired With: Venison/pork meatloaf with Madeira sauce, hasselback potatoes and beets.

Tasting:

    Opened 45-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark garnet color with a lighter purple tinted color rim. Damp earth, smoke, blackberry and cedar sawdust aromas. WOW dry, powerful and intense mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 150-grit texture. Robust flavors of blackberry and current that were dominated with dark chocolate, nutmeg and intermittent tastes of caramel. Well balanced fresh edgy acidity, firm grippy tannins and a long mouth-filling dusty, tar and peppery spice finish. This was a bold Cabernet dominated Bordeaux blend, but it was approachable and we were pleasantly surprised with the quality right from the first sip. We had this at a wine dinner and it’s noteworthy because it was the only wine we bought. We thought it was special than and with our tasty venison meat loaf it was an excellent pairing. We put it in the category of a Bordeaux blend that was way better than the price would suggest.

Guillaume and Thibaud Secret
Photo from Château La Chandellière.

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Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 0 85522 15089 1

Imported by: DHI; Manhasset, New York.