Spot Offer #116: Chateau l’Argenteyre Medoc

2010 Chateau l’Argenteyre Medoc Cru Bourgeois

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Why We Love It:

Really good and accessible Bordeaux at fair prices is a scarce commodity, but this fabulous Cru Bourgeois Medoc from Chateau l’Argenteyre arrives in LCBO Vintages shops firing on all cylinders. With a bit of bottle age a whole lotta pedigree, this Cabernet Sauvignon dominated blend contains an unusually high percentage of Petit Verdot, lending structure and a mineral edge uncommon to sub-$25 Bordeaux reds. Match this ready-to-drink red with a fattier cut of beef in a richer, decadent sauces and you’ll be happy indeed!

Food Pairings:

Roasted Whole Striploin w/ Horseradish & Dijon Cream Sauce – RECIPE

Pappardelle w/ Veal Shanks & Spinach Ragu – RECIPE

Orange & Maple Braised Lamb Shanks w/ Fresh Mint Sauce – RECIPE

Price:

BOTTLE: $22.95

CASE: $275.40

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Technical Specs:

ALCOHOL: 14.0%

BOTTLE: 750mL

Case Pack: 12 x 750mL

GRAPES: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot & 15% Petit Verdot

CLOSURE: Natural Cork

CELLAR POTENTIAL: Drink now to 2020

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16°C to 17°C

Tasting Notes:

“Coffee, smoke, pencil led and toasty oak swirl around black fruit and a pleasant bitter, tannic grip in this robust red wine. Decant 1-2 hours and serve with filet for optimum pleasure. This AC wine finishes with vanilla smoke and cassis. Perfect with steak. A strong vintage for even Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux wines.”

90 / 100 Points

Natalie MacLean / NatalieMacLean.com

“Dense, with dark cocoa, graphite and roasted spice notes embedded in a core of fleshy plum sauce, currant paste and blackberry confiture. The long, racy finish smolders with dark fruit. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2020.”

90 / 100 Points

James Molesworth / WineSpectator.com

Spot Offer #116: 2010 Chateau l’Argenteyre Cru Bourgeois Medoc

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