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Chateau Guillou

Chateau Guillou
2016 Grand Vin de Bordeaux, Montagne St. Emilion

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$50

Chateau Guillou
2016 Grand Vin de Bordeaux, Montagne St. Emilion

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%
Garnet black color. Inviting aromas and flavors of cranberry sauce, rhubarb, glazed beets, berry muffin, and toffee with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, layered, medium-long finish manifesting shades of leather and roasted cashew with well-integrated, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A chewy, bright, appetizing red Bordeaux that will sing at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Old World, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cranberry sauce, rhubarb, glazed beets, berry muffin, and toffee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of leather and roasted cashew
Sweetness Sweetness: 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 chewy, bright, appetizing red Bordeaux that will sing at the table.

The Importer

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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.