Finding inexpensive Bordeaux is not easy. A lot of the lower price ones are just not great. Dark in color with a nice dark berry nose, very inviting. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice black cherries shining through. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice tannins and acidity along with some nice peppery notes. This is quite a good wine for the money. I would give it an 88 or so. For the price it’s a bargain. Grab a case!
From the LCBO web site (Check stock)
750 mL bottle | VINTAGES#: 629980$16.95
The wine has fine, juicy fruit over smooth tannins. Its smoky flavors, touches of wood aging and rich tannic structure are integrating well. It will be ready to drink from 2020. Score – 90. (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 31, 2017)
Release Date:April 27, 2019Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.7%Made In:Bordeaux, FranceBy:Pierre Montagnac SarlSugar Content:4 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Bordeaux Red
From the winery’s web site:
A.O.C : Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux rouge
District : Capian
Vineyard surface area : 38 hectares
Terroir : Clayey-gravelly slopes
Grape varieties : 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Average vine age : 20 years
Ageing : 12 months in oak barrels.
Viticulture : Traditional Bordeaux-style vine training, with two canes and a flat arch. Controlled grassing-down of the vine rows or mechanical working of the soil, to improve the soils’ vitality and biodiversity. Manual “green pruning”, for a homogeneous distribution and proper aeration of the grape bunches. Mechanical grape harvesting.
Sustainable farming methods are applied to the entire vineyard, which enjoys Haute Valeur Environnementale (“High Environmental Value”) certification.
Vinification : Destemming, crushing and vatting. Cold pre-fermentation maceration during 72 hours, to delicately extract colour and fruitiness. Fermentation and maceration in stainless-steel, temperature-controlled tanks during 20 days on average.
Tasting notes :
Château Baracan, with its garnet red colour and fruity nose, is dense and round in the mouth, with a wonderfully fresh finish.
The perfect wine for grilled or roasted red meats.