This week Thursday Thirsty returns to France and presents you with a Bordeaux red that’s a natural pairing with yesterday’s supremely flavorful pot roast recipe. From the Côtes de Blaye, the 2010 Château Les Grands Maréchaux is unusually composed of 100% Merlot yet the wine is surprisingly engaging with a soft suppleness and balanced approach making for a pocket book friendly Bordeaux with a penchant for pleasing the palates of those interested in safely exploring Merlot based wines as well as Bordeaux enthusiasts.
Here’ my complete review:
2010 Château Les Grands Maréchaux Côtes de Blaye
Opulent dark cherry in color the nose opens with complex toasty notes of leather, oak, and mint along with the fruit of cherries, plums, and dried figs. Wet up front, tannins dry and stretch out the second half of the palate, which incorporates raspberries, bitter chocolate, licorice and the above mentioned aromas. Solid acidity on a lingering finish completes the experience.
Retails around $18-22
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