Cards of Wine

Bordeaux "Left Bank" (France)

Bordeaux is the most famous wine blend in the world.

Flavors

Black Currant
Black
Currant
Blackberry
Blackberry
Cherry
Black
Cherry
Plum
Plum
Violets
Violets
Pepper
Pepper
Licorice
Licorice
Wet Stone
Wet Stone

Oak Added

Oak
Oak
Vanilla
Vanilla
Toast
Toast
Coffee
Coffee

Black Currant, Dark Berries and Plum are typical Bordeaux flavors.

Dark Floral hints (Violets) and Wet Soil (Graphite).

Profile

BODYFull
TANNINSMedium - High
FRUITMedium Pluss
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
15-16°C (59-61°F)
Cru 17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing

Mushroom
Mushroom
Hamburger
Hamburger
Ham
Ham
Soup
Casseroles
Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Beef
Beef

Rich Flavors and Tannins make Bordeaux a perfect partner to Flavory Dishes.

Bordeaux loves Roasted Lamb and BBQ.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
BBQ. Grilled. Roasts.
Roasted Potatoes and Onions.
Grilled Mushrooms (Portobello).
Grilled Veggetables.
BBQ. Chicken. Pork. Rabbit. Game.
Caramel Chicken.
Roasted Lamb. Lamb Chops. Lamb Shank.
Hamburger. Cheese Burger. Bacon Burger.
Red Meat Dishes. Spareribs. Veal Chops.
Pepper Beef. T-Bone. Kobe. Entrecôte.
Filet Mignon. Filetto (Italy). Solomillo (Spain).

Cheese:
Hard Cow Milk Cheese. French Comté. Cheddar.

About Bordeaux

Bordeaux in Southwest France is the most popular wine region in the world.

The river Gironde splits the area in the famous Left Bank (Southwest) and the Right Bank (Northeast) where two very different famous blends are produced.

Bordeaux
Right Bank
Left Bank

Left Bank

On the Left Bank, Cabernet Sauvignon is the primary grape.

A typical top-quality "Bordeaux Blend" consists of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 15% Merlot.

Left Bank wines are often spicy with bold tannins and are good candidates for aging.

Right Bank

On the Right Bank, Merlot is the primary grape.

A typical Right Bank blend consists of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Right Bank wines are also bold, but smoother, with softer tannins and typical Merlot fruity flavors. They can age, but are more "drink me soon" style.

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.