Belle Roche Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Jean-Marc Sauboua knows a thing or two about great Bordeaux – after all, he trained at First Growth Château Haut-Brion. Today, he’s chief winemaker at Le Chai au Quai, a “fabulous venture” (Decanter), where he crafts unique, first-class wines.

His latest mission? A stylish southern French Cabernet with loads of black-fruit flavor – and a top-value price tag. No easy feat. But take a sip of Belle Roche, and we think you’ll see that he’s accomplished his goal.

A former “French Wine of the Year” (China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards), the 2017 release scored a gold medal from France’s premier wine guide, Gilbert & Gaillard: “Beautiful dark purple appearance. Fruity nose evoking small ripe blackberries. A lovely tannic structure on the palate, with ripe aromas and fruit rapidly and richly evolving into chocolate notes.”

As with a fine Bordeaux, we recommend you decant the wine an hour before serving to soften the tannins and open up all those black-fruit flavors. And just like Bordeaux, Belle Roche was made to be enjoyed with food. It will be delicious with a juicy steak, rack of lamb, and even hearty stews or casseroles.

Country

France

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Region

Southern France

Alcohol

13.5

Volume

750ML

Vintage

2017