The Chateau Maison Blanche Medoc Cru Bourgeois has an SRP of $25 and is available for as low as $15. Imported by Tri-Vin Imports. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
Maison Blanche belongs to the Bouey Family, growers in the Medoc vineyards since 1821. Merlot grape dominates, with fruit and freshness. Cabernet Sauvignon brings structure and concentration. Winemaking is supervised by Stephane Derenoncourt, the rising star of Bordeaux winemakers.
The Cru Bourgeois classification has a long history dating back to the early 1800s. While it once consisted of only specific estates in the Medoc, today it is awarded annually as a mark of quality to wines that meet specific production methods and quality levels. Producers from across the Medoc region and its subregions (Haut-Médoc, Listrac-Médoc, Moulis en Médoc, Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estèphe) are all eligible to apply.
The 2010 Chateau Maison Blanche Medoc Cru Bourgeois begins with a rich, savory, simply beautiful aroma full of plum, raspberry, black cherry, blueberry, vanilla, chocolate and lots of spice. This one has it all and it just sucks you right into the glass. The love fest continues in the mouth with this extremely tasty wine featuring fresh juicy acidity, lots more rich fruit, well integrated spice and smooth silky tannins. While Bordeaux often conjures up images of wines made to age for decades, this 2010 is a very fun, drink me now version. It ends dry and grippy on the finish with a bit of a minerality streak under the continuing juicy fruit. Fantastic stuff!
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