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Chateau La Pilar

Chateau La Pilar
2015 Red Blend, Côtes de Duras

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Chateau La Pilar
2015 Red Blend, Côtes de Duras

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Garnet black color. Aromas of spiced cherry, forest fruits, cedar sauna, and leather with a satiny, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, stimulating, breezy blueberry reduction, toasty crepes, and tarragon finish with earthy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A highly pairable Bordeaux.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Old World
Aroma Aroma: spiced cherry, forest fruits, cedar sauna, and leather
Taste Flavor: blueberry reduction, toasty crepes, and tarragon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib Sandwich, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A highly pairable Bordeaux.

The Producer

Producta Vignobles

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

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.