Full Review

Chateau Joinin

Chateau Joinin
2015 Mis en Bouteille au Chateau, Bordeaux Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14% RS: .27%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$13.50
Cellar Selection

Chateau Joinin
2015 Mis en Bouteille au Chateau, Bordeaux Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14% RS: .27%
Dusty garnet black color. Aromas of sweet red berries, chocolate ganache, menthol, and oregano with a tannic, vibrant, dryish full body and a distinctive, breezy bitter chocolate, pecan skins, mocha mousse, and tomato leaf and black olive finish with cottony, woody tannins. An herbal and chocolatey Bordeaux; mixes well with rich meats.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: sweet red berries, chocolate ganache, menthol, and oregano
Taste Flavor: bitter chocolate, pecan skins, mocha mousse, and tomato leaf and black olive
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs With Mushrooms, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An herbal and chocolatey Bordeaux; mixes well with rich meats.

The Producer

Richard Mestreguilhem SARL

The Producer
12 Lieu Dit Barbeyron
Chateau Pipeau
St Laurent des Combes, 33330
France
33 -557247295

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.