Tasting Notes -Chateau De Rambeau 2012 Bordeaux

Producer: Chateau De Rambeau
Region: Lussac-Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France
Grape Varieties: Merlot based Bordeaux.   [Side note:  Bordeaux wines are blended wines from for the Bordeaux region in France.  Bordeaux wines come in red, white, and rose; however the reds are the most common.  The grapes used in Red Bordeaux wines are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Carmenere.  The region is divided by the Gironde estuary into the Left Bank and the Right Bank.  The wines produced on the Right Bank, such as this bottle from Chateau De Rambeau, are Merlot-based blends, while the Left Bank blends have Cabernet Sauvignon as the base.]
Overall Rating:  
Pairing: Prince La Fontaine Triple Cream Cow’s Cheese, because wine goes with everything, especially CHEESE!  This wine was a little dry and musty, and I didn’t love my first sip, but with the cheese, it was perfect.

Color: Purplish

Brightness: Dull

Intensity: Low/Moderate
Age: Some Age
Scent: VMusty cherry

Dry/Sweet: Bone DryBody: Light/Medium
Acidity: Smooth/Flabby
Tannin: Low
Flavors:  Berry, mustiness, and a little cedar


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