Chateau la Besage Grand Cuvée Bergerac 2014 3/5

So I was in the mood for French wine and thought this would be a good place to start.  Luckily I can read French and had no problem deciphering the back label indicating it's a blend of Merlot and Cab. How can you go wrong with that? 


Well, the blend is rich and has that big cherry and vanilla flavours. Honestly it was a bit much for me and I would have much preferred to let this test for a few more years. 


This is would make a great paring with any red meat. Or even a big chocolate dessert.  


I know who who people who love these jammier wines... just not me  


It did win a silver medal in 2016 at the 'Concours des grand vins de France a Macon'