Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge is a traditional Chateau de Parenchère blend that is fleshy, with a very deeply coloured robe. Characterised with a good balance between fruit and tannin, it displays distinct red fruit aromas with a long, sustained finish.
A traditional wine, Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge is a blended wine produced using 20-year-old vines.
The blend is approximately comprised of the following and is dependent on the vintage:
- 70% Merlot – offers suppleness, fruitiness, and roundness
- 20% Cabernet Sauvignon – offers structure and tannic density
- 9% Cabernet Franc – offers aromatic finesse
- 1% Malbec – offers colour and spicy character
Ideal drinking period:
This Cuvee is excellent in its first year of bottling, improving between four and seven, and even ten years for the best vintages.
Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge is ideal with rich dishes including red meat (roasted, barbequed and gilled), offal, cheese-based sauces.
2019 – 90 points (out of 100)
“A soft and delicious 2019 Bordeaux for now, with berry, light chocolate and hazelnut aromas and flavors. A savory and pleasantly fruity finish. 85% merlot and 15& cabernet franc. Drink or hold.”
“Inky, dark purple core. Pure and modern nose with fine oak, butterscotch, dark ripe berries and cassis. Dense palate, packed with freshly crushed berry fruit, youthful texture but ripe tannin, refreshing and long finish, nice drinkability.”
“This ripe wine offers plenty of black-currant fruits and juicy acidity. Its structure is already integrated with the fruitiness, giving a balanced wine that has a good future as it matures. Drink from 2021.”
Editors’ Choice. –R.V.
“Classic cedar, black fruit and mint nose, palate of firm tannins, bell pepper and clean acidity.”