By: Jacques Moreira |
K&L Staff Member |
Review Date: 7/7/2014
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That's a great example of what we often call a "petit château" meaning a good wine from either a not very well know appellation or producer. This one hails from Castillon which sits east of Saint-Émilion, not quite its official satellite, but also bases its wines mostly on Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes. Château Paret is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc.
Dark garnet color, with loads of plums and blackberry fruit. Although it is quite fruit forward, it possess nice spicy notes, along with a good amount of minerality. It is a lush, supple and full-bodied wine, with a soft glycerin texture and very velvety tannins. It will pair beautifully with roasted vegetables, lamb, steaks and stews. I would drink this now or save for 5 years or so. Definitely worth taking a look.