Chateau Camelot La Chapelle

posted Feb 24, 2014, 12:07 PM by Andrew L.O.   [ updated Sep 9, 2014, 9:52 AM by Heritage Liquor ]
By Andrew



Just a quick little blurb on a wine we brought in recently... 

I have yet to write anything up on a French Bordeaux, so I figured I'd share about one of our new offerings. Most typically the French Bordeaux, or Claret as is labeled by American producers making the same style, is a Cabernet-Merlot blend with some filler juice from odd ball grapes like Petite Verdot, Syrah, or Granache. The filler juice is not required to be on the label in most cases, but you can always assume that a Bordeaux will be that majority of Cabernet and Merlot, either favoring one over the other, or even favoring evenly with extra fun from other juice.  As for the Camelot La Chapelle, this wine is a perfect example of the style and has the flavor that I would expect from this region; not overly juicy, nor overly dry. The blend I would assume is likely more Cabernet from the body and mouth feel being more robust. I drank this with my family a coupe weeks back and we all enjoyed the ease of drinkability that it offered, although, we are thinking there was a hole in the bottle because it was gone before we got to the dinner table...

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