From: Blaye-Côtes-de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Blend: 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Taste: Merlot takes the lead in this charming, everyday Bordeaux, planted in large percentage because of the high proportion of clay-limestone soils within Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux. You’ll find aromas that are rich, sultry, and balanced. Its aromas features earth-tinged red berry, peppered plum, and currant fruit complemented by notes of cocoa and coffee, toasted spices, and layers of subtly warming musky scents of earth and umami— in this case, think of subtle aromas of dried shiitake mushrooms. The generous nose leads into a nicely balanced palate where the fruit is soft, fresh and friendly, balanced with smooth, polished tannins. This wine definitely fits the “blue jeans” nickname of the area, where modern, dynamic Bordeaux is accessible, friendly, and drinkable!
Pairing: The pairing options for this Bordeaux are also accessible and friendly, with a range of options that include classics like braises, stews, steaks, lamb (check out the delicious twist on a classic, below), gourmand burgers, pulled pork, and mushroom dishes to curries with medium spice, lentil dishes, birria tacos, eggplant-based dishes, oyster sauce beef stir fry, and char siu.
Grilled Lamb With Scallion Pancakes
By Florence Fabricant
"Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, a modern and dynamic appellation whose wines are accessible and friendly as its winegrowers. To sum it up : outsantding!"
Nicolas Carreau, President Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux
We came across a perfect description of this part of Bordeaux (the Côtes de Bordeaux, and Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux in particular) in an article by SevenFiftyDaily in partnership with Côtes de Bordeaux.
Payment & Security
Your payment information is processed securely. We do not store credit card details nor have access to your credit card information.