Full Review

Levantine Hill

Levantine Hill
2013 Samantha’s Paddock Melange Traditionnel Red Blend, Yarra Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Varietal Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$120

Levantine Hill
2013 Samantha’s Paddock Melange Traditionnel Red Blend, Yarra Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Varietal Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Opaque burnt sienna-black color. Oaky aromas and flavors of autumn leaves, dark roasted nuts with chocolate, plum pudding, licorice, pine, and mesquite with a round, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, thought-provoking, very long finish displaying overtones of red cassis tart and toffee with well-integrated, fine tannins and moderate oak flavor. A mature Bordeaux blend that has settled into its groove; excellent acidity and food affinity will leave you craving your next sip.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Spicy & Complex, Rich & Full, Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: autumn leaves, dark roasted nuts with chocolate, plum pudding, licorice, pine, and mesquite
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of red cassis tart and toffee
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mature Bordeaux blend that has settled into its groove, excellent acidity and food affinity will leave you craving your next sip.

The Importer

Levantine Hill Estate

The Importer
367 Collins St. Level 3
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Australia
61 -3 860-20-816

Bordeaux Varietal Red

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
A Bordeaux varietal red is made from as many as five approved grapes in the region: primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc with lesser amounts of Petit Verdot and Malbec. These wines can have one, two or even all five in the blend; this assembly of varietal produced wines of greater complexity with various fruit flavors, tannin levels, color and spice.

These Bordeaux varietal reds range from lighter-bodied examples simply designated as Bordeaux or Bordeaux Superieur, which are meant for consumption within their first three to five years to the classified growths, owned by wealthy Bordelaise, who craft very expensive wines that can age for several decades.