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Chateau de Parenchere

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This 2010 Chateau de Parenchere embodies what the Bordeaux wines are all about – intense aromas and concentrated flavors.  I got lots of black cherry on the nose and flavors of both cherry and chocolate.  It was a great sipping wine.  You didn’t have to pair it with food.  The wine was well-balanced with soft tannins making for a smooth finish.  Of all the Bordeaux I have tried with this shipment of media samples, this was my favorite.  Clean, simple, easy to drink.  It is the perfect wine to introduce the novice to Bordeaux wines.

As with all the Bordeaux Superieur wines, the price point of this wine makes it a great house wine as well.  In typical bordeaux fashion, it is a blend.  The percentages of each grape may vary from vintage to vintage, but the basic grapes will always be Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.  This blend was 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec.  Even though this wine was drinking well while still young, you could easily age it 6-7 years and have a real gem.

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Read more about the Bordeaux region of France here.

This wine was a media sample from Balzac Communications.

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