Monday, March 5, 2012

Good Taste: It’s Bordeaux on a Budget

Who said you couldn’t enjoy some exquisitely-tasting wine for under $40?

And mind you, these budget-friendly finds aren’t your typical, over-the-counter bottles with funny brand names. They’re actually from the renowned wine region of Bordeaux!

During a Bordeaux wine-makers dinner hosted by the Fig Tree Restaurant in San Antonio, TX, award-winning journalist Tanji Patton debunked the myth that good wine must put a dent in your wallet.
  • Chateau Mongravey, Margaux – A perfect blend of 70% Cabernet and 30% Merlot. With wonderful flavors of black cherry, cocoa and vanilla, this steal pairs exceptionally well with food.

  • Chateau Fonbadet, Pauillac – Take cherry, dark fruit and vanilla flavors with 60% Cabernet, 20% Merlot, and a hint of Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, and you got one heck of a delicious steak wine.

  • Chateau Picque Caillou, Chateau Haut-Brion – We cannot neglect the goodness of white wines! The Picque Caillou comes with 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon. The wine has citrus flavors of a Sauvignon Blanc, but the Semillon with its pear, saffron, and vanilla elements deliciously softens the wine. Indulge with grilled fish, or any type of seafood for that matter.

Craving to sample an array of Bordeaux wine in the real Bordeaux region? Set sail on hotel barge Mirabelle to savor 7 days of everything Bordeaux.


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