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Chateau Valentin, Cotes de Bordeaux, France
88 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC Private Wine Stores: $22.0 +price will vary

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -142685
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WineScores' Review

Smooth, mature, spiced.
From the appellation of Blaye in the Cotes de Bordeaux, this unoaked blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cab Franc and 10% Petit Verdot expresses cherries in vanilla, currents, brown spices and warm pipe tobacco atop pencil shavings, prune and play-doh. The palate shows maturity; dried cherry, balsamic, molasses and toasted spice flavours. There's heat on the finish but it maintains balance and structure. A striaghtforward blend for roasted meat, grilled veggies, lentils or firm cheeses.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Cheese - Hard/Aged, French Food


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Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-06-07 18:09:54.0

 

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