Chateau Guiraud-Cheval-Blanc 1998 Cotes de Bourg ($9.99)
Very dark garnet, with herbal, cedar and blackcurrant aromas, characteristic Bordeaux; a bit thin and tannic, but good fruit and acid balance makes it a decent partner with food. Opens up with time in the glass, showing more black fruit and herbal notes of anise and tarragon. US Importer: HB Wine Merchants, NYC. (Dec 26, 2002)
FOOD MATCH: Lamb chops with garlic and rosemary, a classic pairing with Bordeaux, work well here.
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