Bordeaux, 2016. Chateau Cleyrac

Bordeaux, 2016. Chateau Cleyrac

Item #: B0819R2IF
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Bordeaux
Vineyard/Appellation: A.O.C. Bordeaux, France
Color: Medium Crimson
Nose: Earth, Blackberry
Palate: Cherry, Cedar
Finish: Lovely Berry and Spice
Rating: 96
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2024/Red Meat, Game/14.0% Alcohol by Volume

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Eco Valley is one of those players in the wine business that has their hands in a lot of wine. They're in Argentina, Chile, France, Germany, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain, just to name a few places. But, nobody knows who they are, and that's the point.

Eco Valley is a family-owned company headed by Andrew Miller. They import small, but outstanding wines from all over the world - wines that aren't made in large enough quantities for the big importers. And that suits Eco Valley just fine.

Among the exceptional wines Eco Valley imports is the portfolio of Alexandre Sirech. Sirech has several holdings all over France, but his prized possession is in Bordeaux. He doesn't go for flash and flair; he goes for fulfillment and flavor. And that is just what he has achieved with our selection, Le Bordeaux. Could he have chosen a more prestigious name? Most would, but Sirech is making a statement that the name doesn't matter, only the wine.

He has certainly achieved his goal here. This luxurious offering from the Right Bank of Bordeaux features almost equal parts of Merlot and Cabernet Franc in perfect harmony. Most producers would put the name of the small village in Saint-Emilion on the bottle because it has prestige. Sirech will have none of that. It is Bordeaux and that is enough.

Here are all the sensuous flavors and textures you would expect. The classic combination of dense black fruit mixed with cherry is a pure, magical elixir.