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2015 Jean Marc Barthez Bordeaux Rouge

2015 Jean Marc Barthez Bordeaux Rouge
Volume: 750 mL , Alcohol: 12.5%

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Type

Red

Blend

50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon

Nose

A touch of French rural soul blended with fresh blackberries

Palate

Smushed black currants with uber tasty pencil shavings
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Body
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Tannin
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More about this wine from Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux isn't all chateaus, Porsches, and mega-wineries. There is an “alternative” Bordeaux that is populated by the small independent estates that line the banks of the Garonne and the Dordogne Rivers, where conscientious growers craft honest bottles for everyday enjoyment rather than 100-point scores. This is the Bordeaux to which winemaker Jean Marc Barthez belongs. The archetypal “dirt-under-the-fingernails” winemaker, he serves as the president of a small co-operative winery in Monségur, an ancient village founded by Eleanor of Aquitaine in the 13th century. There, he oversees a handful of growers who cultivate small family vineyards and join forces to produce Bordeaux wines that their friends and neighbors can actually afford.

The juice is exuberant like kids asking their parents for a Wendy's Frosty in the after-school pickup line. Translate that into wine speak and it means the wine is bright, fresh, and ripe fruit-tastic. The nose is classic, old-school French wine dominated by black currants and blackberries. It finishes with a subtle touch of earthy pencil shavings. And yes, pencil shaving flavor is delish!
How to drink it

While...

Throwing on that beret from the depths of your unruly closet and practicing your French accent

Listening to...

J'ai Claqué La Porte by Chromeo

Eating...

Take your kitchen to Bordeaux for the evening and make the traditional Sauce Bordelaise. It's made with red wine, marrow-based brown stock, shallots, and seasonings. It's killer with a steak or seared Jackfruit aka the vegetarian meat!