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2016 Chateau les Tuileries Bordeaux

2016 Chateau les Tuileries Bordeaux
Volume: 750 mL , Alcohol: 12.5%

Type

Red

Blend

50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

Nose

Plum jam, blackberries, black tea, and cardamom tangled in the sultry smell of wet tar.

Palate

Sandy tannins blanket the palate. Full, rich, and oaky with jammy fruit and baking spice.

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More about this wine from Bordeaux, France
The southwest of France is home to the famous region of Bordeaux. As the largest wine growing region in the country, all types of wines are created here, but this is a classic Bordeaux red. The Menguin family behind Chateau les Tuileries has been making wines in Bordeaux for centuries and has lived on the same estate since the 16th century. For the Menguins, winemaking is a family affair, and drinking Chateau les Tuileries gives you a little glimpse of that home-crafted feel.

Bordeaux is a region with history and class and the wine from this part of France portrays that. This particular wine from Bordeaux is for when you want to feel warm inside, all the way to your bones — when you want to feel like you’re swaddled in a dark purple Egyptian cotton blanket. Musky and smoky with the slightest hint of cattle on the nose. The fruit is secondary but the fruit that’s present is dark, stewed, jammy, and sun-soaked. Beautiful baking spice, full fruit with a big body. Tannin-filled, this wine sucks the saliva right out of every nook and cranny.
How to drink it

While...

Staying warm watching a Harry Potter Marathon by the fire.

Listening to...

Maneater – Daryl Hall & John Oats

Eating...

The prominent tannins in this wine are ready to stand up to the acidity in the tomato vierge that accompanies the flounder.

Sautéed Summer Flounder with Tomato Vierge