Château de Parenchère 2001 Bordeaux Superieur ($15.00)
Very dark reddish-purple with a clear, bright violet edge. Pleasant and typically Bordeaux on the nose, cedar and a floral hint of roses over black fruit. Well-balanced flavors, simple fruit and tart acidity, with substantial tannins beneath. Tannins soften with rare red meat on the table, but the wine will really benefit from time. A blend of 50 percent Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec. US Importer: The Stacole Co., Inc., Boca Raton, Fla. (Oct 15, 2005)

FOOD MATCH: Dry-aged T-bone, pepper-crusted and pan-seared.

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