Château Lacombe Cadiot Bordeaux Superieur 2019
- Medium bodied
When one thinks about the best of the best from Bordeaux, the famous First Growths come to mind. So it came as a bit of a surprise to us when this petit chateau red took home Best in Show for Bordeaux at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020. This award generally goes to a wine that is well over $1000 a bottle. We’re nothing if not persistent in our buying here at the ‘Fo, so we had to go out and get this wine. What’s especially appealing about this merlot-dominant blend is that it’s pretty much ready to drink. You don’t have to lay it down for 10+ years before it’s approachable. It might be time to start rethinking what we think we know about Bordeaux. Have a look at the Decanter review below for more details.
“The 2019 vintage threw up a delectable cohort of young, fresh but almost irresistibly fruity red Bordeaux wines offering great value for money in this year's DWWA: a ringing testimonial to the quality of this fine year, and a great opportunity for those who love the wines of this region but who don't necessarily want to pay breath-shortening prices... or to wait half a decade or more. This Merlot-rich Bordeaux Supérieure is a fine example: dense purple-black in colour, with sweet, seductive black-cherry and elderberry scents and with a cascade of rich, exuberant fruits. There is some tannic firmness: just enough to give the beef or lamb a run for its money, but not enough to check the exuberant flow of the fruit.”
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- Blend Info
- 80% merlot, 20% cabernet sauvignon
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Bordeaux is one of the oldest and most famous regions within France, known for both its Left Bank which produces more Cabernet Sauvignon based blends and its Right Bank which produces more Merlot based blends. Bordeaux is home to many of the worlds most expensive wines. The big guys on the left bank are Pauillac and Margaux and on the right you've got Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. Not forgetting the whites and the sweet stuff though, Bordeaux also is known for producing dry whites in Pessac-Leognan and sweet wines in Sauternes. The most common grapes grown in Bordeaux are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.