Bordeaux reds are medium- to full-bodied with bold aromas of black currant, plums and an earthiness like smelling wet soil or pencil lead. Depending on the quality, vintage and what region within Bordeaux the wine is from, fruit flavors range from more tart fruit to sweeter ripe fruit.

What is so special about Bordeaux?

Bordeaux is one of the most famous wine regions in the world, and many consider it to be the greatest region in the world for producing fine wines. Bordeaux is located in the southwest of France, and produces over 900 million bottles of wine per year. Both red and white wines are produced in this famed region.

Is a Bordeaux wine sweet or dry? The red Bordeaux blend is a dry, medium to full-bodied wine high in tannins with medium acidity. Because a Bordeaux blend can be made with several different red wine grapes from different regions in differing proportions, the color, amount of acidity, texture, and exact flavors can vary.

Is Bordeaux a good wine?

By far the largest, the most important, and one of the best French wine regions, both for high-end wines and for bargains, is Bordeaux. Great reds from the renowned chateaus are what make the headlines, but Bordeaux is so big, that there is plenty of choice.

Why are Bordeaux wines so good?

Of course, one of the key reasons why Bordeaux is so prized around the world is due to its aging potential. All of the red wines of Bordeaux will be aged in traditional barrels before bottling, but thanks to the emphasis on the tannic Cabernet Sauvignon grape, they are perfect for aging in the bottle.

When should I drink Bordeaux wine?

Unlike younger wines, older wines at or near their peak need minimal, if any, aeration. They are typically ready to drink immediately (so-called ‘pop and pour’ or ‘PnP’). In fact, as oxygenation and oxidation occurs, the mature wine will eventually become less enjoyable.

Is Bordeaux the same as cabernet sauvignon?

A Bordeaux can be a Cabernet Sauvignon but a Cabernet is often not a Bordeaux. … Cabernet Sauvignon is a grape, and one of the most famous in the world. Bordeaux is a region in France that is known for its Cabernet production, among other things.

Why is Bordeaux wine expensive?

Two effects — the aging of the wine and the selection of the good vintages — drive the price increase in the chart above. The most expensive Bordeaux wine, on average, and one of the most expensive wines in the world, comes from a tiny little place called Château Le Pin.

What are the best Bordeaux wines?

Wine NameGrapeScore
Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien, FranceCabernet Sauvignon – Merlot94
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan, FranceBordeaux Blend Red94
Chateau Angelus, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, FranceBordeaux Blend Red94
Chateau Trotanoy, Pomerol, FranceBordeaux Blend Red94

What is the most expensive Bordeaux wine?

Wine NameGrapeAvg Price
Chateau Lafleur, Pomerol, FranceCabernet Franc – Merlot$950
Chateau Latour, Pauillac, FranceCabernet Sauvignon – Merlot$873
Chateau Ausone, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, FranceBordeaux Blend Red$800
Chateau Margaux, Margaux, FranceBordeaux Blend Red$776

Is wine cheap in Bordeaux?

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How much sugar is in a glass of Bordeaux?

How Much Sugar in a Glass of Red Wine? The U.S. Department of Agriculture claims that the average six-ounce glass of red wine contains about 1.12 grams of sugar.

What is Bordeaux white wine called?

White Bordeaux, also known as Bordeaux Blanc is easily divided into two parts, dry and sweet. The most famous dry white Bordeaux wines are produced in the Pessac Leognan appellation. These wines are stunning and can be compared with many of the world’s best white wines.

Will 2020 be a good year for Bordeaux wine?

After tasting more than 400 barrel samples from the 2020 vintage, I can 100% confirm that it is another great year for Bordeaux. The 2020 vintage marks a rare trilogy of excellent vintages that produced wines at the same or very close quality level across the board from great named chateaux to lesser-known estates.

What do you drink Bordeaux with?

Bordeaux wines from the Left Bank matches excellently with spicier, saltier, fattier, and heavy steaks and lambs. On the other hand, Right Bank Bordeaux red wines pair best with more savory or leaner meats, such as duck or pork.

Should Bordeaux wine be chilled?

Red wine should be in the range of 55°F–65°F. … Fuller-bodied, tannic wines like Bordeaux and Napa Cabernet Sauvignon taste better warmer, so keep them to 45 minutes in the fridge. Red wine that’s too cold tastes dull, but when too warm, it’s flabby and alcoholic. Like Goldilocks, somewhere in between is just right.