Chateau Goubau Bordeaux

Winery: Chateau Goubau

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: Grand Vin De Bordeaux

Wine Category: Bordeaux

Grape blend: Bordeaux Blend

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Bordeaux

State or country: France

Price: $22.00

ABV: 14%

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.


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