Full Review

Chateau Gemeillan

Chateau Gemeillan
2012 Médoc Cru Bourgeois

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Medoc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: .1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$51
Cellar Selection

Chateau Gemeillan
2012 Médoc Cru Bourgeois

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Medoc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: .1%
Dark dusty garnet color. Aromas of carob, cherry pie filling, baking spices, freshly pulled espresso, salami, moss and damp earth, and dried roses with a round, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, nuanced, long candied carrot, ivory, cedar-charred peppers, black coffee, and dark roasted almonds finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dark and brooding Medoc with old-world complexity that craves an excellent meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: carob, cherry pie filling, baking spices, freshly pulled espresso, salami, moss and damp earth, and dried roses
Taste Flavor: candied carrot, ivory, cedar-charred peppers, black coffee, and dark roasted almonds
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Steak Au Poivre, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dark and brooding Medoc with old-world complexity that craves an excellent meal.

The Producer

Borderac Crus & Vins

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

Bordeaux Medoc

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
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 Médoc.

Within the Médoc, the Haut-Médoc in the southern portion is home to dozens of famous chateaux estates that produce some of the greatest red wines in the world. Wines labeled merely as Médoc are much better values, as they are not as famous or do they tend to be quite as long-lived; However, these wines, made primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, are classically structured wines with impressive depth of fruit, medium-weight tannins and pronounced perfumes. These red wines are meant for the dinner table - especially with elegant red meats - or in one's cellar for up to a decade. The red wines from the Médoc are examples of Bordeaux that are crafted more for everyday consumption by the typical consumer.