Château Vieux Maurac Médoc 2017
Médoc wines tend to be ruby in color, balanced and well-rounded on the palate with notes of cassis, cherries, and earth, with firm tannins.
While most Bordeaux wines require aging, those labeled simply 'Médoc' tend to be lighter in style and more approachable in their youth.
The 2017 vintage is perhaps most notable for having both devastating frosts and wildfires.
In France, there were clear winners and losers with many regions ravaged by severe April frosts. Although Bordeaux failed to produce a legendary vintage, some very good wines were made. For the most part, the wines are best suited to short-to-mid-term drinking than long-term cellaring.
Château Vieux Maurac from Médoc in Bordeaux is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Dark, in a kind of ruby red coat, this wine shimmers mysteriously in the glass. The nose is flattered by opulent tones of blackberry, sour cherry, cassis, and mocha alongside a certain spice of licorice and ginger. The wine is dry on the palate with a handy tannin structure. The present, but the pleasant acidity and the moderate alcohol form a successful balance. Enjoyed at its optimal temperature of 18 ° C, it can be served very well with various well-seasoned meat dishes, pasta, or mature hard cheese.
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