About This Wine
Among the great names of Bordeaux, Baron Rothschild is among the most familiar.
Year after year, wines bearing the Rothschild label are among the best of their type, whether red or white. The “Reserve Speciale” Bordeaux Rouge and Bordeaux Blanc, for instance, are made from a selection of wines from the best terroirs in Bordeaux, primarily the Entre-Deux-Mers area.
Entre-Deux-Mers translates to “between two seas,” although the “seas” in this case actually are rivers: the Garonne and Dordogne. The appellation within an appellation stretches from just west of the city of Bordeaux to outside Bergerac. Through much of its history, the vineyards were devoted primarily to white varieties. But since the mid-20th century, it has been known for both white and red wines.
The 2010 “Reserve Speciale” Bordeaux Rouge consists mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, joined by a splash of Cabernet Franc. Emphasizing fruit over oak, it’s a rare Bordeaux that requires no additional aging.
About Red Blend
- Grape Composition:Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc
- Grape Source:France’s Bordeaux Region
- Aromas & Flavors:Violets, Cherry, Licorice, Black Currant and Pepper
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionaged cheeses, or a French dip sandwich.
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