The chateau is Demazel and this wine is both grand vin and also mis en bouteille au chateau. Grand vin indicates that what you have is the premiere wine of the particular vineyard. Mis en bouteille au chateau just means that the wine was actually bottled at the chateau and not shipped in bulk to somewhere with cheap labor. The region of Bordeaux this wine comes from is Graves which is left bank.

This wine is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and had a very strong taste of black licorice and lead pencil. I also picked up some fruit notes of plum and dark cherries which are not usually associated with left bank wines. This wine was high acid and light-medium bodied wine with a longer finish.

This was an excellent wine and one of the best purchases I’ve made in a while. I unfortunately didn’t pair it with anything but a glass, but I will certainly buy this wine again.

As always, stay curious my friends.







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