From: Boreaux, France
Varietal: 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Located on the beautiful hillsides of Cadillac, overlooking the Garonne River 22 miles south of the city of Bordeaux, the Chateau de Biro has been producing wine for over 200 years in a place devoted to quality vineyards.
Built during the second half of the 18th century for Monsieur de Parouty, an important Bordeaux wine producer, Birot was at the center of an agricultural estate which best hillsides where already planted with vineyards.
This renowned estate was taken over in 1989 by Eric and Hélène Fournier-Castéja, both very familiar with the production of Grand Cru wines in Sauternes and Saint-Emilion. A major renovation program for the vineyards and cellars was undertaken at the time. The vines have been replanted according to the traditional method in Bordeaux by choosing rootstocks and grape varieties most adapted to the terroir.
Since 2010 Arthur, one of their five sons, brings a new impetus to the modernization of the estate and the marketing of its wines.
Tasting Notes: Loads of blackcurrant and berry aromas with hints of rose petals and other flowers. Full body, round and chewy tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Top wine for this appellation. Drink in 2021. -James Suckling
93 Points -James Suckling
91 Points -Wine Enthusiast
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