November 2015 - France

This month's Wine feature is French Wines
France Reviews
2013 Grand Vin De Bordeaux Haut-Médoc
Dusty garnet color. Fruity, jammy aromas of black cherry, vanilla, currant, and forest floor with a lively, dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, intricate, medium-length juicy cherry, walnut, currant, and grilled bread finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. Juicy style with plenty of cherry and currants that finish with chewy tannins and classic old world earthiness.
87 points $13 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Chevalier du Grand Robert
2013 Grand Vin de Bordeaux Bordeaux Supèrieur
Brick red color. Bright, fruity, vinous oaky aromas of black currant, juicy plum, toasty vanilla, and allspice with an lively, dry medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length currant, black plum, toasty vanilla, and dried strawberry finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. Generous toasty vanilla oak frames classic plum and cassis flavors with well structured and finely integrated tannins on the finish.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab