By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: www.chateau-goelane.com
I’ve had the opportunity over the past several years to taste through quite a number of French wines and am delighted to see the Bordeaux region making strides in its quality-to-price ratio. This gem comes to us at a very reasonable price of $13 and would make a nice supplement to most any meal.
- Varietals: 75% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Malbec
- Terroir: Chalky or siliceous clay
- Yield: 48 hectolitres/hectares
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Price: $13
Nose: Black cherry, dark chocolate, coffee, pepper, leather, forest floor and leather.
Taste: Nice dark fruit, spice, tannin and acid. The mid palate gets a smidgen disjointed but quickly comes back together for a dry finish of notes of cocoa and blackberry coffee.