As the saying goes, it's the reds that Cracka rejects that make Cracka the best.
Damn we rejected a lot of Bordeaux to find this one though. We seemed to only taste Bordeaux at one point, with absolute lakes of middling reds on the bench, and everyone really really tired of anything from a Chateau.
But then, just as we were beginning to give up hope, along came this 2011 Chateau Cap L Ousteau Haut Medoc. From the outset we knew this wine was different, the shiny gold medal on the label (it has also won two silver medals) a nod to the quality. Plus, it received a prestigious Gilbert & Gaillard Gold Medal for their 2014 edition.
It comes from quite celebrated dirt too, with the Chateau Cap L Ousteau located in the Haut Medoc, not far from Margaux.
In the glass this was absolutely singing - the combination of round Merlot, juicy Cabernet Sauvignon and serious Petit Verdot, all making for a very affable, medium bodied Claret.
Best of all, this tasty classic Bordeaux is now at the sharpest price in the country.
Seriously, you can't find better Bordeaux for that price. God knows we've tried...
This Château Cap l'Ousteau 2011 has a very intense and brilliant red garnet colour.
The nose, complex, persistant and spicy delivers cherry, blackcurrent and vanilla aromas.
On the palate, the attack is supple and followed by a well balanced mouth with prune and red fruit jam notes.
The finish is long.
Food & Wine Pairing : To serve with grilled red meats or traditional cheeses.
Serving condition : Serve between 16 and 18°C.
Preservation : Up to 7 years with the above organoleptic characteristics / data.
Beyong this period the wine slightly evolves.