Full Review

Chateau de Gayon

Chateau de Gayon
2010 dou Barrinquet, Madiran

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Other French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.9%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$38

Chateau de Gayon
2010 dou Barrinquet, Madiran

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Other French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.9%
Dusty black ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of dried fruits, spiced nuts, coconut, and dried flowers and leather with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a sleek, delightful, medium-length finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A round, earthy French red built for rich meat dishes or the cellar.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dried fruits, spiced nuts, coconut, and dried flowers and leather
Taste Flavor: dried fruits, spiced nuts, coconut, and dried flowers and leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Daube Provençal, Entrecote Bordelaise, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round, earthy French red built for rich meat dishes or the cellar.

The Importer

Chateau de Gayon

The Importer
1733 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
USA
1 773-772-5759

Other French Red

Wine Glass Zinfandel.jpg
Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other French reds include inexpensive Vin de Pays d'Oc, so-called country wines, simple Bordeaux Superieur and Medoc reds; these last two made from grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Vin de Pays d'Oc wines sometimes have clever names based on animals to help get noticed on retails shelves, given their humble roots. Pair these wines with sandwiches, paté and light chicken dishes; some of these lighter reds can even be chilled.