Château du Prieur 2015

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Bordeaux AOC
Merlot Based Blend

“Bordeaux lovers will certainly want to have some 2015s in their cellars,” says Jancis Robinson, MW.

And we’re here to help with that endeavor, with this gold-medal pedigree Merlot blend from Château du Prieur, nestled in the heart of Bordeaux, just five miles from the medieval town of Saint-Emilion (home to some of the region’s finest wines).

It’s run by father-son team Didier and Arnaud Merit, the grandson and great-grandson of the château’s founder, Emmanuel Merit. Their sunny, south-facing slopes yield beautifully ripe grapes – Merlot lends lush, black plum character, Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine structure and classic hints of earthy black currant and Cabernet Franc adds an inviting, violet-tinged lift.

Made in a smooth, easy-drinking, meant-to-be-enjoyed-young style, Château du Prieur won a gold medal last vintage from France’s prestigious Gilbert & Gaillard wine guide. And thanks to the fantastic vintage, you can expect even greater quality in this 2015. Pour with roast chicken or beef, hearty casseroles and more. (Just be sure to snag your share soon to avoid missing out on this terrific year.)