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Maison de Grand Esprit

Maison de Grand Esprit
2015 Grand Esprit, Saint-Estèphe Bordeaux

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Saint Estephe

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$100
Cellar Selection

Maison de Grand Esprit
2015 Grand Esprit, Saint-Estèphe Bordeaux

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Saint Estephe

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Indigo color. Perfumed aromas and flavors of rose tea, rosehip jam, cherry relish, cedar, licorice, sweet buns, and spearmint with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dryish medium body and a nuanced, medium-long finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. Layers and layers of flavor to explore in this delicious and elegant Saint-Estephe.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: rose tea, rosehip jam, cherry relish, cedar, licorice, sweet buns, and spearmint
Taste Flavor: rose tea, rosehip jam, cherry relish, cedar, licorice, sweet buns, and spearmint
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Layers and layers of flavor to explore in this delicious and elegant Saint-Estephe.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
300 Lakeside Drive Suite 2500
Oakland, CA 94612
USA
-707-259-4519

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Bordeaux Saint Estephe

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As the Gironde river flows out to the sea past the city of Bordeaux, it meets another river, the Dordogne, and forms a tidal estuary known as the Garonne. The strip of land between the estuary and the Atlantic is known as the Medoc. It's not much to look at, but certain parts of it, given the right weather conditions, can produce some of the world's greatest wines. Within the Medoc, the most glamorous appellations include Margaux, St. Julien, Pauillac, and St. Estephe. Though there are minor differences between them, they can be broadly generalized as producing firm, intense, flavorful reds, among them some of the world's premier expressions of cabernet sauvignon.
In recent times, the producers on this list have experienced greater and greater demand. The world has decided it wants Bordeaux, and there's only so much to go around. This is an equation for spiraling prices, and the Bordelais have been more than happy to accommodate--particularly with successful vintages. To get the very best of the Medoc, you will have to pay more dearly for it than ever. The savvy consumer would be wise to look for the better vintages as they arrive in stores, and determine which producers, particularly in the second or third tier, seem to offer a modicum of value. With this approach, Bordeaux need not be as painfully expensive as it otherwise might.

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