Dark color smooth nose. Nice red berry cab franc mid pallet. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely dryness and some tannins. 89 or so. Not in the LCBO but Lifford lists the wine for $17.99.
From the Lifford web site:
Ruby colour. Intense and deep, powerful nose with red jammy fruit notes. Soft tannins on the palate, smooth and charming with toasted bread hints. A nice easy-drinking Bordeaux wine.
Produced in the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux appellation and sold under the Bordeaux appellation, the plots of Château La Maroutine (6 hectares in red and 2 hectares in white) are situated on the slopes of the Saint Germain de Graves village at the south part of the Cadillac and Premières Côtes de Bordeaux appellation.
A family estate since 1789 and bought in 1942 by Jean Darriet, a 6th generation winemaker, Château La Maroutine has been gradually restructured.
Now the 8th generation is beginning to leave their imprint. New packaging for this elegant Bordeaux coincides with the renaissance of Château La Maroutine.