Full Review

Chateau La Rose du Pin

Chateau La Rose du Pin
2016 Bordeaux Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15

Chateau La Rose du Pin
2016 Bordeaux Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of pistachio brittle, yeasty soda bread, and cocoa-dusted coffee beans with a silky, crisp, dryish medium body and a swift finish with suggestions of cedar mulch and bark with gritty, firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. A tannic French red that can’t wait to meet your next juicy steak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Old World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: pistachio brittle, yeasty soda bread, and cocoa-dusted coffee beans
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of cedar mulch and bark
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Well-Marbled Steak, Brisket, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tannic, somewhat plodding French red that needs a fatty steak to balance.

The Producer

VIGNOBLES DUCOURT

The Producer

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.