I usually steer clear of mid priced Bordeaux as they tend to be meh.. Especially from supermarkets.
However I happened upon a lovely little bottle from the Graves region located on the left bank of Bordeaux where our big bodied, bold, blackcurrant style Cabernet Sauvignon grape plays the dominant role as opposed to the right bank in Bordeaux where the more feminine plum-like Merlot takes centre stage.
Multi award winning Château Tourteau Chollet 2010. 14.5% alc. has impressed me. Sumptuous creamy mocha with chestnuts on the nose reminiscent of comforting Christmas perfume. Bursting with red fruit, vanilla, dusty toasted oak, rum raisin chocolate, tar and earthy forest floor on the palate. Has the faintest spritz, great palate cleansing acidity and firm tannins. Great with big meat dishes or full flavoured cheeses.
Can’t say enough about this €12 !! Bordeaux .. Would be a perfect match for Christmas dinner especially with the stuffing, Turkey or vegetarian. Where can you get it.. @lidl of course 😉