Here’s a VERY GOOD, NEW RED BORDEAUX at regular LCBOs
Red Bordeaux fell off the planet when drinkers discovered Wolf Blass and the scores of other New World Cabernets and Merlots. While the Bordeaux folks were the first to plant these grapes, their style can be ‘too-dry and lean’ for today’s palate, which worships smooth and richness. But maybe some of you are getting tired of S&R and ready for a little retro – such as Mahler-Besse ‘Cheval Noir’.
The tangy dryness refreshes and stimulates the palate, and the medium-body allows food to shine, and lessens the chance of palate fatigue. BUT don’t ask it to be a party drink – red Bordeaux only dates grilled red meats.
MAHLER–BESSE ‘CHEVAL NOIR’ 12 Red Bordeaux, France 361006 $17.95