Full Review

Chateau de Ribebon

Chateau de Ribebon
2015 Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux Supèrieur

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Chateau de Ribebon
2015 Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux Supèrieur

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of cappuccino, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, and olives with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a nuanced, long finish displaying shades of berry tart a la mode, tomato jam, spiced yams, and cedar with chewy, woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A fun, toasty, creamy Bordeaux red well suited for sipping or roasted meats.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: cappuccino, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, and olives
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of berry tart a la mode, tomato jam, spiced yams, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Coffee Crusted Smoked Pork Tenderloin, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun, toasty, creamy Bordeaux red well suited for sipping or roasted meats.

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.