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Chateau Chantelune

Chateau Chantelune
2015 Margaux

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Margaux

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$123

Chateau Chantelune
2015 Margaux

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Margaux

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .1%
Dark violet color. Inviting aromas of peony petals, dark chocolate, menthol, and sugared plums with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long cranberry, spearmint, salty prosciutto, ginger, and rootbeer finish with medium tannins and no oak flavor. A delicious Bordeaux that highlights fruit and spice.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: peony petals, dark chocolate, menthol, and sugared plums
Taste Flavor: cranberry, spearmint, salty prosciutto, ginger, and rootbeer
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: London Broil, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious Bordeaux that highlights fruit and spice.

The Producer

Borderac Crus & Vins

The Producer
27 Rue Durieu de Maisonneuve
Bordeaux, 33000
France
33 -556008494

Bordeaux Margaux

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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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