Tasting note: Deep garnet-red. Fairly ripe nose reminiscent of red fruits. Well-balanced, fruit-driven palate. The finish is firmer with lightly spiced oak. An authentic, no-frills style pairing with red meat. (26-May-2011) [Gilbert & Gaillard]
Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $7 From: $7 To: $13
|Gilbert & Gaillard||85/100|
A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape-variety combination itself. Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark. (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com)... more
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