This Bordeaux Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Couldn’t find the exact percentage, but I’m going to guess heavier on the Merlot than the Cab because of the nose and flavor profile. It’s a very inexpensive wine, so don’t let’s expect the Halleluja Chorus to start playing in our heads (or from our taste buds) when we take a sip.
Winemaker: Château Poyanne
Wine: Grand Vin de Bordeaux Cuvée Prestige
Varietal: Red Blend
Appellation: Bordeaux, France
Price: $5.99 at Trader Joe’s
Notes: The Château Poyanne is purplish in color with a bouquet that smells of candied plum with hints of turpentine and fennel. It was medium bodied and had bracing acidity. Tannins were medium, and alcohol was at 13%. For me it was a simple flavor profile of plum and pepper. I think it would be OK with say … a turkey burger or something along those lines.