On the docket: Chateau L’ Eglise Saget 2014 Bordeaux 750mL (60% Merlot / 40% Cabernet Sauvignon)
Poured into: stemless aeration glass
S: A pink meniscus above a garnet/currant body. Deep color, inviting.
A: Dried red cherry, a touch of mineral-earth and vanilla.
T: Much of the aroma carries over into the palate with an addition of a delicate tartness reminiscent of cranberries. Darker note of plum.
F: While the merlot provides the fruit, there no bones about it- the cabernet brings the structure. Smooth, refined tannins carry over into a medium-long finish. The body has some weight on the palate, but it’s not overbearing. Medium.
O: Simple, elegant, smooth and luxurious. This is a fine example of how just two varietals blended in the right ratio can please any wine enthusiast.
Suggested food pairing: Mushroom Swiss burger, white cheddar, chicken liver (for the brave)