Full Review

Chateau du Ballandreau

Chateau du Ballandreau
2015 Cuvée Excellence, Bordeaux Supèrieur

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
Organically Grown Grapes
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19

Chateau du Ballandreau
2015 Cuvée Excellence, Bordeaux Supèrieur

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dark ruby color. Fruity, earthy aromas of coriander, dried cassis, musk, graphite, and gardenia with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length dark chocolate shavings and dark toasted coconut finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A super solid Bordeaux Superieur.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: coriander, dried cassis, musk, graphite, and gardenia
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate shavings and dark toasted coconut
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A super solid Bordeaux Superieur.

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.