2006 Chateau d’Arcins Haut Médoc

2006 Chateau d’Arcins Haut Médoc

Took a little while to stop staring at this deep purple-hued wine long enough to take a sniff, but was greeted by woodsy, spiced, ripe dark fruit aromas that gave a prelude to a tasty French beauty.  On the palate, this wine is full-bodied, powerful and showing notes of dark chocolate, dark cherries.  The finish is medium and just a bit tannic after decanting.

Paired this Bordeaux with roasted prime rib of beef and thought it was perfect.  Really should decant this wine for it to fully open up.

Pretty great Cru Bourgeois at the right price point.  Adding to my must-buy list.

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc.

Around $20.