Full Review

Chateau de Macard

Chateau de Macard
2015 Reserve, Bordeaux Supèrieur

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

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

Chateau de Macard
2015 Reserve, Bordeaux Supèrieur

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Nearly opaque ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of black and red cherries, rose petals, violets, and smoked pork with an crisp, dry medium body and an engaging, medium-length finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A smoky Bordeaux for blackened steak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: black and red cherries,, rose petals, violets, and smoked pork
Taste Flavor: black and red cherries, rose petals, violets, and smoked pork
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Blackened Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smoky Bordeaux for blackened steak.

The Producer

Domaines Alain Aubert

The Producer
57 bis avenue de l’Europe
33 -5 57 40 04 30

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.