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2010 Chateau De Goelane Bordeaux Supérieur- Review

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.

Technical Data:

  • 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.

W.E.P. Rating: 95%