About This Wine
One year ago, the Elevant Society by Vinesse featured two Grand Cru wines from Chateau Roc de Candale.
One was from the 2003 harvest, and the other was from 2002. They provided a rare opportunity for Society members to sample two vintages from an esteemed Bordeaux chateau side-by side. Members loved them, and wanted more, but alas, the estate was sold out.
However there was some good news to be found - it was recently discovered that Chateau Roc de Candale had held back a few barrels of the 2001 vintage, among others. Vinesse founder Martin Stewart Jr. personally contacted his friends at the estate and arranged for a visit and tasting on his annual sojourn to Bordeaux.
Corks were popped, wine was poured, glasses were raised and notes were taken. Interestingly, Martin found the 2001 to be more “open” than the older 2000 and 1999 vintages, and was equally impressed by the quality of all. He noted that the 2001 was especially well integrated and at its peak for drinking now
About Bordeaux Blend
A Bordeaux Blend is a blended red wine with six varities: Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenere.
- Grape Composition:A Proprietary Blend of Merlot & Cabernet Franc
- Grape Source:St.-Emilion Appellation in Bordeaux Region of France
- Aromas & Flavors:Berries, Spice & Vanilla, Framed by Oak Notes
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2010
- Food Pairing Suggestiona hearty beef stew, beef pot pie, or mildly-seasoned lasagna.