It’s Wine Wednesday, which means we’re picking another great bottle of wine for you to try at home! This week’s wine pick comes from Bordeaux, France. Try it, tell us what you think, what you drank it with, and whether you plan to buy a second bottle to share.
Wine: Château Haut Méthée, 2009 – Bordeaux, France
Varietals: 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc grapes.
Color: Deep ruby red, with hints of bronze on the rim
Notes: Dry, nose has tobacco and spice, with a bit of leather. Taste is dark, tart cherries, with chocolate, light menthol, and spice on the finish. Medium tannins, very food friendly. Opens up when paired, aerate for more flavors, and a softer finish.
Pairing: Dark, 70% chocolate. Ok, honestly, we drank it while roasting s’mores out on the fire pit. We were happy with it, mom was happy with it. Four thumbs up! A roasted rack of lamb would also be a good pairing, as well as something rich and tomato-y with pasta, and Parmesan cheese.
Recommendation: 82 points. Buy a bottle for a weeknight dinner with friends.
Suggested retail price: $10-14/SRP