Here's an outstanding value Bordeaux from a family owned estate. The Chateau is located in the Entre-Deux-Mers and run by four brothers. They farm Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in the gravel and clay soils on this 100 acre estate. For this 2012 they blend 40% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc and 26% Cabernet Sauvignon and age it for 12 months in neutral oak. The wine shows true character, cassis, plum, rosemary and licorice. It's medium bodied and very well balanced. it finishes dry and distinctive. An ideal pairing for an array of meats, cheeses, mushrooms and legumes and best of all it's priced for everyday enjoyment!
Nothing overly complex here, but for the price this is quality juice with true Bordeaux character. Black cherry, raspberry are surrounded by classic minerality and terroir undertones. Good acidity here too making a very food friendly option.