Château de Parenchère Bordeaux Supérieur 2011, Bordeaux, France: This traditional blend is generally very fleshy with a very deeply coloured robe. Characterized by a good balance between fruit and tannin, it displays distinct red fruit aromas with a long, sustained finish.
Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Aroma: Subtle aromas of ripened blackberries with a touch of warm green pepper.
Body & Taste: This wine is dominated by fruit, of a great complexity. A nice ruby colour. Well balanced. Very subtle with structured tannins.
Suggested Food Pairing: Goes well with red meats, roasts and aged cheese.
Aroma: Floral notes followed by subtle notes of oak and fresh fruit.
Body & Taste: Good structure on the palate. This wine is tangy, well-balanced and shows the lovely fullness one expects from a Premier Cru. A combination of linden blossom and almond give way to a long, rounded finish.
Suggested Food Pairing: Try it with dill-marinated salmon served with a warm leek and balsamic vinegar flan for the contrast of flavors. Grilled chicken, with crispy skin and moist meat is a good counterpoint to the oaky finish of this defined wine.