Full Review

Chateau de Ribebon

Chateau de Ribebon
2015 Reserve, Bordeaux Supèrieur

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

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

Chateau de Ribebon
2015 Reserve, Bordeaux Supèrieur

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate espresso bean, berry tart, and hint of bees wax and dried flowers with an bright, dryish medium body and an interesting, long finish that exhibits elements of creme brulee, roasted root vegetables and yams, nutskin, and cedar with chewy, woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A substantial Bordeaux Superior with fine harmony of fruit and savory notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: chocolate espresso bean, berry tart, and hint of bees wax and dried flowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of creme brulee, roasted root vegetables and yams, nutskin, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Rack of Baby Lamb, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A substantial Bordeaux Superior with fine harmony of fruit and savory notes.

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.