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Chateau Grandchemin Monplaisir

Chateau Grandchemin Monplaisir
2015 St. Estèphe

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Saint Estephe

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.67% RS: .3%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.99
Cellar Selection

Chateau Grandchemin Monplaisir
2015 St. Estèphe

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Saint Estephe

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.67% RS: .3%
Bright dusty ruby color. Inviting aromas of ripe cherry, fresh leather, warm cherry wood shavings, violet, and espresso beans with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long moist tobacco, candied orange, dried figs and dates, and chocolate shavings finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dreamy Bordeaux that is ready to drink but will keep developing beautiful flavors with cellaring.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: ripe cherry, fresh leather, warm cherry wood shavings, violet, and espresso beans
Taste Flavor: moist tobacco, candied orange, dried figs and dates, and chocolate shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Skirt Steak With Roquefort, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dreamy Bordeaux that is ready to drink but will keep developing beautiful flavors with cellaring.

The Producer

Producta Vignobles

The Producer
13 Avenue de la Resistance
Lormont, 33310
France
33 -557811818

Bordeaux Saint Estephe

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
As the Gironde river flows out to the sea past the city of Bordeaux, it meets another river, the Dordogne, and forms a tidal estuary known as the Garonne. The strip of land between the estuary and the Atlantic is known as the Medoc. It's not much to look at, but certain parts of it, given the right weather conditions, can produce some of the world's greatest wines. Within the Medoc, the most glamorous appellations include Margaux, St. Julien, Pauillac, and St. Estephe. Though there are minor differences between them, they can be broadly generalized as producing firm, intense, flavorful reds, among them some of the world's premier expressions of cabernet sauvignon.
In recent times, the producers on this list have experienced greater and greater demand. The world has decided it wants Bordeaux, and there's only so much to go around. This is an equation for spiraling prices, and the Bordelais have been more than happy to accommodate--particularly with successful vintages. To get the very best of the Medoc, you will have to pay more dearly for it than ever. The savvy consumer would be wise to look for the better vintages as they arrive in stores, and determine which producers, particularly in the second or third tier, seem to offer a modicum of value. With this approach, Bordeaux need not be as painfully expensive as it otherwise might.

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