Full Review

Chateau Berthenon

Chateau Berthenon
2015 Red Blend, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .14%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19

Chateau Berthenon
2015 Red Blend, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .14%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of smoky charred nuts, baked berries and olives, and sandalwood incense with a soft, dryish medium-to-full body and a relaxed finish conveying accents of pencil shavings, nut brittle, and espresso with firm, barky tannins and heavy oak flavor. A robust, oaky French red with a nice savory streak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full, Savory & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: smoky charred nuts, baked berries and olives, and sandalwood incense
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of pencil shavings, nut brittle, and espresso
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Coffee Crusted Smoked Pork Tenderloin, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust, oaky French red with a nice savory streak.

The Producer

Henri Ponz GFA

The Producer
3 Le Barrail
Chateau Berthenon
Saint Paul, 33390
France
33 -557425224

Their Portfolio

87 Chateau Berthenon 2015 Red Blend, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $19.00.
83 Château Berthenon 2015 Cuvée Henri Red Blend, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $29.00.
89 Château Berthenon 2015 Cuvée Chloe Red Blend, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $34.50.
88 Château Berthenon 2016 Tradition, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $19.00.
86 Château Berthenon 2016 Cuvée Henri, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 12.5% (France) $29.00.
87 Château Berthenon 2016 Cuvée Chloé, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 14% (France) $34.50.
90 Château du Père Antoine 2012 Bordeaux Rouge 13.5% (France) $15.00.
88 Château du Père Antoine 2015 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $19.00.
87 Château du Père Antoine 2015 Cuvée Paul, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $29.00.
93 Château du Père Antoine 2015 Cuvée Oliva, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $34.50.
89 Château du Père Antoine 2016 Sauvignon Gris, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 12.5% (France) $14.90.
87 Château du Père Antoine 2014 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13% (France) $19.00.
92 Château du Père Antoine 2010 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $20.00.
91 Château du Père Antoine 2008 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $21.00.
92 Château du Père Antoine 2014 Cuvée Paul, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $19.50.
85 Château du Père Antoine 2012 Cuvée Paul, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $30.00.
95 Château du Père Antoine 2014 Cuvée Oliva, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 14% (France) $35.00.
88 Château du Père Antoine 2012 Cuvée Oliva, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $35.50.
89 Château du Père Antoine 2016 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $19.00.

Bordeaux Other Red

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Bordeaux reds are made from as many as five red varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec (although this last variety is rarely used in Bordeaux these days). While the classified chateaux form the Haut-Medoc are the most famous - and expensive - red wines from Bordeaux, there are several others produced in the region. Cru Bourgeois are excellent wines that are not as celebrated as the top wines of the region, but are fine values and are wines that can drink well for up to a decade.

Another red Bordeaux that is a notable value is Entre-Deux-Mers; wines from this district account for much of the basic Bordeaux reds that are produced today. Other reds from Bordeaux include those labeled as Blaye, Cotes-de-Bourg and Fronsac.