March 12, 2021

Le Grand Chai Bordeaux AOC

Le Grand Chai

Who makes it?

Le Grand Chai has an Australian connection with stablemate, RedHeads. They are winemakers sourcing grapes from contract growers. The grapes for this everyday level Bordeaux blend is from Cotes de Bourg. 

How they make it?

This is a smooth amalgam of ripe Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, that after ferment has spent nine months in oak. The aim here is to make a wine to be drunk early in its life.

What does it taste like?

This has a good fruit weight for a Bordeaux AOC, it is well made an carefully crafted. It also has some complexity in its blackcurrant fruit depths. Some graphite earthiness, some liquorice and nutmeg spice. The tannins are gentle and smooth.

What to drink with it?

This is a fruity style that makes it an easy match with easy going down mid-week specials such as shepherd’s pie, or any meat pie, or a burger, or bangers. Lunch is good too.


Gouda, Emmental

Country of Origin:  Bordeaux AOC
Tasting Date: January 21
Price:  £14
Drink: now – 3 years
Needs food: no
Vintage: 2019

If you like Bordeaux, you might like to read:
Four Great Value Wines from Bordeaux

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