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Chevalier du Grand Robert

Chevalier du Grand Robert
2016 Bordeaux, Bordeaux AOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12
Best Buy

Chevalier du Grand Robert
2016 Bordeaux, Bordeaux AOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Violet color. Attractive aromas and flavors of cassis preserves, pomegranate, savory herbs, toffee, honeyed crushed nuts, espresso, flamed citrus, white flowers, and earth with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, amusing, medium-long finish displaying shades of ganache with moderate oak flavor. A very handsome Bordeaux with wide appeal; a great value that will be well-loved.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: cassis preserves, pomegranate, savory herbs, toffee, honeyed crushed nuts, espresso, flamed citrus, white flowers, and earth
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of ganache
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very handsome Bordeaux with wide appeal; a great value that will be well-loved.

The Importer

Boutique Bev

The Importer
1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste CC #220
Wilmington, NC 28405
USA
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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.