Château De La Cour D'Argent Grand Vin De Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux, $14,39-$15.99, 89 points, appears as a dense ruby red trending purple with a broad clear rim.
The aroma will not bother you, nor will it impress you at this point, but gentle hints of earth and black cherry are good.
The medium-plus body carries mouth-watering acids, moderate-plus tannin that may present an obstacle for some, but this is a wine to cut through the fats of a typical barbecue, and it will do so with ease, and ironically with good flavors of grape, cherry fruit, Zinfandel styled bramble-berries, and hints of menthol.
The trailing palate climaxes with a good finish of mild spice and a hint of heat (13.5% alcohol).
The natural cork is a bit spongy and might resist reuse, so a replacement stopper or closure maybe required, but this is an excellent entry level red Bordeaux wine.
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