2016 Bordeaux Rouge (Moulin de Mallet, Chateau)
Chateau Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France 201690% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc FORESTY BLACKBERRY & RED-FLESHED PLUM, ROASTED CACAO, SAVORY HERB Hailing from the southeasternmost reaches of the sprawling viticultural kingdom broadly known as Bordeaux, this astonishingly generous, captivating value is a bit like mana from the heavens for those of us who don’t drink distinctive, assertive Claret as often as we’d like because of how expensive it’s become. Predominantly Merlot and showing the chocolatey, coffee-like, brownish-ness (in flavor, not pigment) that beautiful Bordeaux Merlot famously does, this broad shouldered, confident cuvée invites us to hang out as often as we like, palling around for beef Bourguignon or burgers and fries as our weeknight whims or weekend grillings and chillings may dictate. So good! Serving Suggestion: Beef Bourguignon or Burgers & fries. Mashed potatoes w/ shiitake mushroom gravy & scallions.