Ch. Les Barraillots, Margaux
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Ch. Les Barraillots, Margaux - 2018

Item # 26519 750mL
$36.99/ Single Bottle
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$443.88 $399.49/ Case of 12
Color
Red
Vintage
Country
Region
Sub-Region
Appellation/Village
Margaux

Tasting Notes

In the village of Margaux lies a tiny vineyard with 40-year-old vines. There, Michel Brunet creates a complex wine perfumed with violets, dark fruits, and rich spices. Its soft tannins and charming elegance gain depth as it opens in the glass, as well as with further aging in the cellar. A Margaux this delicious, for this price, is truly a rare find. This red makes a fine partner for classic herbed beef tenderloin, and it is more than impressive enough for special-occasion dining.


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Staff Pick Notes

2007 in Bordeaux presents us with a great opportunity. Because this vintage was not heralded as one of the seemingly perennial “vintages if the century”. It presents a great opportunity to drink world class Bordeaux in all of its glory without having to cellar it for 20 years! The nose is complex, brimming with notes of forest floor, coffee grounds, dried chilies and dried rose petals this is accompanied on the palate by tobacco, bitter coco, rose petals, cassis, black berries and sour cherry. Chateaux Le Barraillots acquired a large portion of its vineyards from Chateaux Palmer in 1928, and its wines live up to its pedigree. It is a classic old world wine the way it was meant to be. This wine is just what you need with that steak dinner.

- OW

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