Full Review

Château du Père Antoine

Château du Père Antoine
2015 Cuvée Oliva, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .15%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$34.50

Château du Père Antoine
2015 Cuvée Oliva, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .15%
Dusty deep purple color. Rustic, attractive aromas of mocha and sweet violet, barnyard, spiced cherry preserve, and chervil with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish full body and a complex, very long chocolate covered forest berries, espresso bean, twigs, and earth finish with well-integrated tannins. A soulful Bordeaux with gorgeous balance of fruit, earth and tannins.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex, Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: mocha and sweet violet, barnyard, spiced cherry preserve, and chervil
Taste Flavor: chocolate covered forest berries, espresso bean, twigs, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Steak Au Poivre, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A soulful Bordeaux with gorgeous balance of fruit, earth and tannins.

The Producer

Henri Ponz GFA

The Producer
3 Le Barrail
Chateau Berthenon
Saint Paul, 33390
France
33 -557425224

Their Portfolio

87 Chateau Berthenon 2015 Red Blend, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $19.00.
83 Château Berthenon 2015 Cuvée Henri Red Blend, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $29.00.
89 Château Berthenon 2015 Cuvée Chloe Red Blend, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $34.50.
88 Château Berthenon 2016 Tradition, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $19.00.
86 Château Berthenon 2016 Cuvée Henri, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 12.5% (France) $29.00.
87 Château Berthenon 2016 Cuvée Chloé, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 14% (France) $34.50.
90 Château du Père Antoine 2012 Bordeaux Rouge 13.5% (France) $15.00.
88 Château du Père Antoine 2015 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $19.00.
87 Château du Père Antoine 2015 Cuvée Paul, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $29.00.
93 Château du Père Antoine 2015 Cuvée Oliva, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $34.50.
89 Château du Père Antoine 2016 Sauvignon Gris, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 12.5% (France) $14.90.
87 Château du Père Antoine 2014 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13% (France) $19.00.
92 Château du Père Antoine 2010 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $20.00.
91 Château du Père Antoine 2008 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $21.00.
92 Château du Père Antoine 2014 Cuvée Paul, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $19.50.
85 Château du Père Antoine 2012 Cuvée Paul, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $30.00.
95 Château du Père Antoine 2014 Cuvée Oliva, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 14% (France) $35.00.
88 Château du Père Antoine 2012 Cuvée Oliva, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $35.50.
89 Château du Père Antoine 2016 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $19.00.

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.