RKS Wine: A Low-Cost Bordeaux with the Highest Pedigree

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.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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