Very soft wine with sweet tannins and ripe red fruits. Florals follow the dark cherry and plum, rose and lavender. Fruits and tannins slightly overbalance the acid – not enough to be flabby, just rich. However, it is a hint the wine is peaking, so if you have some, drink up. Lamb chops would be a nice pairing, particularly if you deglaze the pan with a little of the wine.

WHO: Cheateau Le Gay
WHAT: Red Bordeaux blend
WHERE: Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
WHEN: 2000
HOW MUCH: $67

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