Full Review

Chateau La Bastide

Chateau La Bastide
2015 Exuberance Vieilles Vignes, Grenache Noir-Mourvèdre, Corbières

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Chateau La Bastide
2015 Exuberance Vieilles Vignes, Grenache Noir-Mourvèdre, Corbières

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%
Dusty ruby black color. Fruity aromas of ripe nectarine, red apple, and sweet plantains with a chunky, vibrant, medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length coriander, dark chocolate, blackened pie crusts, and mixed peppercorns finish with barky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nice everyday red for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe nectarine, red apple, and sweet plantains
Taste Flavor: coriander, dark chocolate, blackened pie crusts, and mixed peppercorns
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Shepherd’s Pie, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice everyday red for the table.

The Importer

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The Importer
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