- Blend85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc
- WinemakerMatthieu Richard
- AppellationBordeaux Superieur
Chateau Leroy-Beauval Bordeaux Superieur 2018
We’ve been waiting patiently for this to arrive direct from the Chateau and it just landed. Tasted back in January, this deep, polished red simply crushes the competition (to our palates) at ANYTHING in the $40 range, much less OUR price today. Buy as much as you can, you’ll wish you bought more!
Spice, elegance, silk, beautiful textures...it’s just a few of the words the critics heap on this lovely wine. We love it for its forward personaily and depth of flavor, something we rarely encounter at this price level, and we taste container loads of stuff like this every year! Leroy-Beauval is in the Entre-de-Mer region and dates back to 1780 (read the deets in our "About" section for more) but since roughly 2012 it has been on a huge qualitative roll and is one of those “savvy” buys for those who drink a lot of Bordeaux (like us!).
While this will definitely improve over the next decade, it's pretty irresistible now, for sure. So polished! Loads of black raspberry, dark plums, refined texture and toasty spices, with the “correct” Bordeaux notes of sweet tobacco and cigar box, and pencil shavings too. Damn delicious if we do say so ourselves. Wildly well-priced...time to stock up while we have it!
Side note: this is SUCH a great deal, don’t think you need to make something complicated. We drank this last night with a burger, and MAN, it was great. $24! Still can’t believe it!
PAIRING IDEAS: Burger, of course! We also tried it with a Vietnamese beef salad, which rocked too. Hard to go wrong with just about anything!
MUSIC SUGGESTIONS: Black Crowes. “Croweology” works great with this wine (and a burger!).