Always a fan of 2009 and 2010 Bordeaux, I happily gave a pour to Château Joinin Bordeaux 2010 to accompany dinner of barbecued tempeh and pumpkin ravioli with a honey chèvre sauce. Château Joinin is an estate that has been owned by the same family for several generations, in 1989 Madame and Monsieur Mestreguilhem took over the management of the 25 hectare property. They also own Château Pipeau in Saint-Emilion, where they craft Grand Cru Bordeaux. The grapes were sourced from the estate vineyards with an average vine age of 25 years.
Dark garnet in color with lush aromas of cherry jam on toast and chocolate. Engaging raspberry and hints of sour cherry joined pink peppercorn, toasted oak and chocolate in the lengthy finish. Velvety and easy drinking this is a good-natured glass that will keep you reaching for more.
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Enjoy now thru 2015
Rated 90 points by Wine Spectator
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