Hold the phone! Supplies of 2010 Bordeaux red blends are still around! As my buddies at WineAwesomeness put it — “it’s hot shit.” I won’t use the word “abundance” in this review, but I will say that good quality Bordeaux at $ 15, both left and right bank, can be found relatively easily. Chateau de Cugat is a well priced Bordeaux blend that attains the balance of bottles $ 30 and up. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, it also retains the Bordeaux Supérieur Contrôlée designation, making it a relatively low yield, fancy pants wine. Ideal to chill this wine to around 61 degrees Fahrenheit before serving.
Chateau de Cugat Tasting Notes
Very much enjoyed this vin. In the glass you get a ruby and silky red garnet color. A supple nose, I immediately got the beautiful scent of old leather chair, backed by both plum and cassis. The opening palate packs great notes of strawberry vanilla, cherry plum and cracked spice. Mid-palate the balance is optimal, the wine fresh and inviting, with undertones of cola and clay minerals. Good acid, clean tannins and an upbeat mineral and red fruit forward finish close out the wine nicely.
Food Pairing Chateau de Cugat Bordeaux’s
First — We like steak with this wine. A spicy queso covered steak burrito to be exact. You can also try pairing sweet and savory dishes — from pulled pork, to barbecue chicken pizza. The Chateau de Cugat 2010 Bordeaux is a wine with depth and complexity. An all encompassing vin with fruit, spice and earth. Basically, you can pair it with food that’s just as complex. Please please don’t pick a bland meal, let this Bordeaux accentuate bold flavor.