Bordeaux wine is any wine produced in the Bordeaux region of southwest France. Over 700 million bottles of Bordeaux wine are produced every year, ranging from large quantities of ordinary table wine, currently classified as Vin de France, to some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world.
Most Bordeaux wine is red, but the region also produces sweet white wines, dry white wines, Rosé wines, and sparkling wines such as Crémant de Bordeaux.
The dry red wines, also known as clarets by the British, are some of the most irresistibly succulent red wines, but they require some ageing in the bottle (five or six years).
A great château Bordeaux in a great vintage may require a minimum of ten years to age.
If you come a cross wine, labeled simply as AOC Bordeaux, then it’s ready to drink as soon as it’s released.
Château De Courteillac 2014 Bordeaux AOC
This is the wine shown above. It’s an inexpensive Chateau Bordeaux. It’s full bodied and smooth.
It has a bright ruby red colour with aromas of red currant, cherry, herb and plum with notes of vanilla and spice.
The palate is dry, mid-weight and rounded. Its fruity with a herbal edge and flavours of red currant, plum and spice. The finish is well balanced with soft tannins.
Have you tried Pineau des Charentes? It’s a lovely drink made from cognac and grape juice in the Bordeaux region. You don’t often see it out of France but it’s like nectar (:
I have just checked. It’s available in my local liquor store. I must try it!!!