The wine I’m about to recommend is not for everybody ““ so take note. It is modeled on the traditional Bordeaux style ““ which is a dusty-dry and very different from the fruity, richness of what’s offered today. Are you up for a retro red experience?

Traditionally Bordeaux lorded over the red wine world. Drinkers could choose between the everyday which was light and pale ““ men would guzzle this variety at club luncheons. Formal dinners were accompanied by the fancier variety ““ super expensive bottles from prestigious Chateaux. Both styles were a lot drier, and lower in alcohol, than what we are accustomed to today. The flavor profile was also different ““ earthy, as opposed to the fruity/spicy nature of today’s red. Hence my warning at the outset.

Ch. Loumelat is the “˜everyday’, light style ““ two bottles with lunch wine. Dusty try, modest in flavor and alcohol, but with a feeling that says “˜I’ll be a good partner with food’. White meats, and lighter fare. Think Bistro lunch on the patio.

Best in the Fall or Winter months ““ which are just around the corner. Yikes!

CHATEAU LOUMELAT 15 Blaye, Cotes de Bordeaux, France 550293 Vintages $16.95


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