Chateau Tour d'Auron 2000 Bordeaux Superieur ($9.99)
Very dark garnet, blackish-purple at the core. Blackcurrant and dark-chocolate aromas add a slight, pleasant whiff of "barnyard." Full and ripe, flavors follow the nose, so fruity that it almost seems sweet; but it's dry in fact, structured with firm acidity and soft tannins. Black fruit with a squirt of lemon in the finish, not overly long but clean and fresh. US Importer: Ex Cellars Wine Agencies Inc., Solvang, Calif. (Jan 29, 2004)
FOOD MATCH: Perfect with a medium-rare rib eye steak crusted with black pepper.
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