Dull garnet black color. Bright, savory, meaty aromas of dry rubbed meat, olive tapenade, roasted root vegetables, and leather with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, delightful, relaxed beets, dried orange, creme brulee, and minerals finish with medium, woody tannins and moderate oak.
Bordeaux reds are made from as many as five red varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec (although this last variety is rarely used in Bordeaux these days). While the classified chateaux form the Haut-Medoc are the most famous - and expensive - red wines from Bordeaux, there are several others produced in the region. Cru Bourgeois are excellent wines that are not as celebrated as the top wines of the region, but are fine values and are wines that can drink well for up to a decade.