Bordeaux Red Wine
Bordeaux red wine refers to those which are made in Bordeaux, France. Over 90% of Bordeaux reds are made with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, though the lesser influence of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot must not be overlooked. Red wine from Bordeaux is usually medium to full-bodied with aromas of plum, blackcurrant, and slight earthy notes. Upon tasting, the wine is filled with mineral fruit notes and freshness, which leads to mouth-drying tannins when the wines are young. These tannins are often structured enough for the wine to age over several decades or even centuries. Consequently, in the strongest vintages and from the greatest Bordeaux growers, this ability to age renders many of the wines highly prized and often extremely sought-after.