Chateau Vieux Meillac 2005 Gran Vin De Bordeaux, $11.99-$13.99, 87 points, has a garnet-cranberry color with a broad clear rim.
The aroma is reticent, but eventually releases a pleasant cotton-candy and cooking spice fragrance.
The body is medium-plus with good acidity and noticeable tannin.
This wine shifts considerably with air, changing from early crisp to developing slightly sweet, almost flabby characteristics.
Flavors of plum, boysenberry, and a touch of coffee trail into a spicy finish of allspice and nutmeg.
As an everyday table wine, this is a good choice, and for $12 this wine delivers the dinner libation well.
I could find no information on varietals; maybe someone can fill-in the blanks.
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