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Wine of the Weekend

Yvon Mau Bordeaux Discovery Chest

It’s not often that you get a curated box of wine that lets you discover a region, so this week we’re switching it up a bit. This week’s wine is actually six wines. A few weeks ago we recommended the Yvon Mau Merlot, so consider this a big step up. The Yvon Mau Bordeaux Discovery Chest consists of six bottles of Bordeaux, one white and five reds, which are sourced from across the region to give you a taste of all Bordeaux has to offer. Think of this as the ideal gift for a wine savvy friend, or as a wine party in a box.

Tasting Notes: There is something for everyone in the Bordeaux Discovery Chest with notes of fresh citrus and pear in the Semillon/Muscadelle white blend, and diverse flavours differentiating the reds. The reds can be varietal wines like 100% Merlot, to blends using the three main red grapes of Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. There is a red for everyone in this treasure chest with flavours ranging from raspberry, blackcurrant, red currant and vanilla, to toasty oak and smoky cedar. Some are big and powerful, while others are soft and generous.

Enjoy With: Seafood or light appetizers for the white, while the reds deserve hard cheeses, roasted meats, charcuterie and stews.

Style: Nearly all of them! A light, crisp white, and reds that range from light and fruity to rich and powerful.

Terroir/Region: The region of Bordeaux is hallowed ground in the wine world. It is a region that is able to show subtle differences in its terroir (unique taste of place) in its many sub-regions and uses a set of grapes that are all blended differently by each property. There is an endless world of wine to discover in Bordeaux!

Producer: One of the great achievements of the Yvon Mau Bordeaux house is its knowledge of the Bordeaux region and its vineyards. Through its long relationships with growers and wineries, it has been able to source a set of wines which illustrate the rich diversity of the region, all in one box!

Availability: Yvon Mau Bordeaux Discovery Chest is available in the Vintages section of your local LCBO and for online ordering. Quantities are limited and they’re only around for the holidays, so get them while they last!

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Price: $129.95 (average bottle price $21.66)

LCBO#: #908459

Size: 6 x 750mL

Alcohol Content: 12.5% alc./vol.