Full Review

Château Vieux Barrail

Château Vieux Barrail
2015 Bordeaux Supèrieur

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Château Vieux Barrail
2015 Bordeaux Supèrieur

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 1%
Dusty dark garnet color. Elegant, interesting aromas and flavors of dried cranberry, polished leather, dried herbs, and pomegranate with a velvety, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, compelling, medium-long finish evoking shades of charcuterie and forest fruits with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lovely Superieur for every table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dried cranberry, polished leather, dried herbs, and pomegranate
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of charcuterie and forest fruits
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: London Broil, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely Superieur for every table.

The Producer

Union des Producteurs de Saint-Emilion

The Producer
Saint-Emilion, 33330
France
33 -05-57-24-70-71

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.