A great example from the lesser known Cotes de Bourg Bordeaux Region.Rich, purple colour with a brooding, peppery nose. Lush cassis fruit on the palate, with spicy, aromatic and floral edges. Chocolate oak nicely melts into the background.Country: FranceRegion: Cotes de BourgABV:13.5%Grapes: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, MerlotCotes de Bourg is an appellation of the Bordeaux region, producing primarily red wine, but also a small quantity of white. The Merlot grape dominates the vineyards here – it thrives in the areas with cooler, moist, clayrich soils, while Malbec does better in the gravel and sanddominant parts of the Cotes de Bourg. The wines are of a younger drinking style, but will also age reasonably well for five to ten years.
The 2015 is an opulent, complex and intense wine with a floral bouquet complemented by wild berry aromas of raspberry, blackberry and blueberry. Layered with spice, toasty notes and hints of tea, nutmeg and coffee, this has a warming, enveloping palate with fine, smooth tannins. Elegant and harmoniously balanced with a long, persistent finish.