Mention the name Mestreguilhem in Bordeaux ears will perk up as they have been in the wine trade for many years and own Château Pipeau a solid red wine producing excellent and highly ageable red wine. They also own Chateau Joinin which produces a red Château Joinin. Can their skills and reputation be reflected in a $14.95 Bordeaux?
On the nose a creamy message of violets, herbs, black cherry, cassis and raspberry galette. On the palate penetrating black cherry, sweet date, licorice and a dusting of white pepper. Mild tannins with a moderately long finish. Age up to 2025. 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.
I may have mentioned to you every once in awhile you can find a gem for a song in Bordeaux and although this is a simple AC Bordeaux it performs way above its price point. Really flawless. Worthy of a case purchase particularly if you are starting your cellar or if you are a veteran collector. Well suited for a Devil’s Kiss Pasta which you can find described here https://www.thekitchn.com/devils-kiss-pasta-review-23182032?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=managed&fbclid=IwAR16Fgt8LzFdj7hLKrZLAJOFjVHXbvWp5Mq7Lc9h2XUMLf0lg_Ui_E_k_aM
(Château Joinin 2018 Bordeaux, AC Bordeaux, B. Mestreguilhem, Jugazan, France, $14.95, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 356873, 750 mL, $16.95, 14.5%, Robert K. Stephen A Little Birdie Told Me So Rating 94/100).
You have just hit the jackpot on the slot machine. Run and don’t walk to pick this up.