Winery: Chateau Goubau
Wine Name/Vineyard: Grand Vin De Bordeaux
Wine Category: Bordeaux
Grape blend: Bordeaux Blend
Bottle size: 750 ml
State or country: France
Cases produced: N/A
The Barrel Cellar Score: 91 points
Review date: August 11, 2020
About the Winemaker: Chateau Goubau sits on the Saint Philippe d’Aiguilhe Plateau. It is the highest point in the region. The Plateau is well suited for grape production as it is made up of clay and limestone, and it offers both plentiful sun and light winds. Chateau Goubau in its own words ” combines tradition and up-to-date technical know-how resulting in optimum fruit preservation and tannin extraction.”
Color: Scarlett with a pink rim
Nose: Fruit roll up, Strawberries, bright red berries, and cherry.
Taste: Oak, Dried oregano, white pepper, and cherry.
Assessment: Knowing that this was a Bordeaux, aged for 15 months in new oak barrels, I expected both a refined wine as well as a tannic one. My expectations were met. There is a plethora of “grippy” tannins in this wine. The tannins are in fact my favorite part of what is a complex and very quality Bordeaux. The body is full,and the character is complex. The fruit notes, while more than sufficient, take a back seat to hints of dried herbs and mineral qualities. I shouldn’t forget to mention that the nose is divine. The age on the bottle also must be credited here. It’s drinking perfectly right now. More recent vintages should be aged at minimum a few years.
Chateau Goubau Grand Vin De Bordeaux gets an extra point for value. It is a very good wine and an exceptional value. 91 points.
Pairing recommendation: Young cheese, lamb chops, or a rich chocolate desert.