Mile High's "Wine of the Week": August 1st
Chateau Le Cap Cuvée Tradition Bordeaux 2016
Regular Price: $44.99
Sale Price: $14.99
Sale End: 8/4/2019
Score: 91 Points Wine Enthusiast
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Wine fads come and go but Bordeaux remains as collectible as ever. Know why? Because Bordeaux, particularly in a vintage as exceptional as 2016, is freaking great to drink. It’s great when it’s young. It’s great when it’s old. Great with food and great alone. Great Bordeaux is just, well… Great! So, this weekend please come swing by the shop and check out the 2016 Chateau Le Cap. This dynamite, 91 Point 2016 Bordeaux is a true joy to behold with stunning layers of complexity on the nose and the palate. The fruit is ripe and rich and forward, giving this delicious Red a sense of vivacity and accessibility. But this is no one trick pony. No, this one does a lot more than just offer up layers of opulent fruit. Here you’ll get an impressive array of non-fruit characteristics ranging from violets and creme brule, to darker tones of cigar humidor, tar, and Christmas cake. It is the kind of wine that reveals something new with each passing swirl, sniff, and sip. Drink it this year alongside meals like chicken thigh confit “tacos” with creamy white bean puree and sunflower microgreens and then make plans to save a half case or a case for a couple years and make it your go-to Red for prime rib, leg of lamb, and steak au poivre. As this one slowly mellows in bottle it is sure to retain its symmetry and balance delivering a drinking experience that will undoubtedly serve as an enduring reminder of what makes great Bordeaux so darn great. ;)
Food Pairing:One thing that makes that 2016’s superior to the 2015’s (in my mind, at least) is that the 16’s have a bit better balance between fruit and acidity. That makes them better food pairing wines and, ultimately, should help them to last longer in the cellar than the 15’s which were so wonderfully ripe. My long winded point is that this young, fresh tasting Bordeaux will pair up nicely with somewhat lighter fare than we usually pair with hearty Reds. For nearer term drinking I suggest putting the 2016 Le Cap with cedar plank salmon, chicken thighs braised with cherries and apricots, or a nice rare lamburger with watercress and peppadew relish.
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This price expires 8/4/2019 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
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