Full Review

Chateau du Ballandreau

Chateau du Ballandreau
2014 Cuvee Excellence Red Blend, Bordeaux Supèrieur

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
Organically Grown Grapes
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$14.99

Chateau du Ballandreau
2014 Cuvee Excellence Red Blend, Bordeaux Supèrieur

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of baked berry tart, slate, toffee, and grass with a bright, dry medium-to-full body and an appealing, breezy finish evoking overtones of roasted nuts and green apple, pomegranate and cranberry, and wet cedar with firm, barky tannins and heavy oak flavor. A firm dry French red for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: baked berry tart, slate, toffee, and grass
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of roasted nuts and green apple, pomegranate and cranberry, and wet cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A firm dry French red for the table.

The Producer

Terre de Vignerons

The Producer
17/19 Route des Vignerons
Landerrouat, 33790
France
33 -556613373

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.