Full Review

Chevalier Du Grand Robert

Chevalier Du Grand Robert
2019 Haut-Médoc

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Haut Medoc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17
Cellar Selection

Chevalier Du Grand Robert
2019 Haut-Médoc

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Haut Medoc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of honey roasted berries and stone fruits, pressed flowers, and hint of latte with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a brisk finish revealing suggestions of cranberry, nut skins and shell, cocoa nibs, and black tea and cedar shavings with barky, firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. Dark earthy fruit loaded with deep rich tannins, this is a nice centerpiece red to be paired with a decadent meal and a quick decant to open up.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: honey roasted berries and stone fruits, pressed flowers, and hint of latte
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of cranberry, nut skins and shell, cocoa nibs, and black tea and cedar shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Bourguignon, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Dark earthy fruit loaded with deep rich tannins, this is a nice centerpiece red to be paired with a decadent meal and a quick decant to open up.

The Importer

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The Importer
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Bordeaux Haut Medoc

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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 Medoc that is home to some of the world's greatest wines. Within the Medoc, the most glamorous appellations include Margaux, St. Julien, Pauillac, and St. Estephe that are located in the southern portion; this is the Haut-Médoc. Red wines produced here can broadly generalized as firm, intense, flavorful and well-structured, among them some of the world's premier expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon.

In recent times, producers here have experienced greater and greater demand. The world has decided it wants Bordeaux, and there's only so much to go around. This is an equation for spiraling prices, and the Bordelais have been more than happy to accommodate - particularly with successful vintages. To get the very best of the Medoc, you will have to pay more dearly for it than ever. The savvy consumer would be wise to look for the better vintages and determine which producers, particularly in the second or third tier, seem to offer a modicum of value. With this approach, Bordeaux need not be as painfully expensive as it otherwise might.