Chateau La Chapelle d'Alienor Bordeaux Supérieur 2018
|France, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Superieur
|Chateau La Chapelle d'Alienor
One of the most sought-after values in Bordeaux, Chapelle d'Alienor is produced by famed Chateau la Gaffeliere! About a 15 minute drive from the vineyards that make their $100 wine, Alienor and Alexandre de Malet Roquefort found this property in Mouliets-et-Villemartin back in 2001. After 17 vintages, the 2018 is hitting the perfect notes of black fruits and structure that is well integrated into the rich wood and acidity. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. the 2018 Merlot-based wines of the right bank are superb!
Ripe black fruits and a full-bodied texture give this ready-to-drink wine immediacy. Lightly spiced, balancing blackberry fruits and acidity, the wine is delicious now.
Coming from the team at Château La Gaffelière, the 2018 Chapelle D'Alienor By La Gaffelière is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc sourced from the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux. Black raspberries, cherries, tobacco, and vanilla notes all emerge from the glass, and this plump, fruit-forward, fruit bomb styled red offers a lot of pleasure, yet it's geared for near-term drinking.
The 2018 Chapelle d'Aliénor, a Bordeaux Supérieur from La Gaffelière, has a ripe and candied bouquet with vanillary red and blue fruit, a touch of patisserie in the background. The palate is very sweet and slightly confectionary on the entry, plush in texture with what feels like a bit of residual sugar on the finish. Easy-drinking and possibly a little cloying in quantity?