Chateau Bire 2012
Chateau Bire has a wonderful color and develops elegant, ripe, red-fruit aromas with age. Deeply colored, brilliant, with red fruit on the nose (blackcurrant, blackberry, etc.). Powerful and generous, Chateau Bire is also characterized by a great finesse, which recalls its Medoc origins. Pair with grilled red meats or meat dishes with sauce, boletus mushrooms, or cheeses.
50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc. Produced by Mahler-Besse. Chateau Bire and its two Chinese pavilions are located on the southern tip of the Ile Macau, in a place appropriately named "Le bout de l'Ile" (or "the end of the island"). It borders on the Garonne river and the Haut-Medoc appellation. Mr. de Bire, a member of the Bordeaux Parliament, gave his name to the chateau in 1785. It was, however, the Dussaud brothers who made the chateau famous. After buying the property in 1858, they constructed two Chinese-style pavilions in memory of the ones they owned on the banks of the Rio de la Plata, in Argentina.