With their dark color and fruit, their classical lines and astringent tannin, their pleasing austerity and the discipline their aging imposes, Bordeaux can come across as dour wines, incapable of levity or spontaneity, a view often endorsed by the region itself. Chateau Biac understands that nothing associated with Bacchus can be truly dour, and they bottle their jolliest fruit, that most eager to be drunk, into the Félix de Biac. The exuberant younger vines provide most of the blend which, like all Biac wines, changes from year to year according to the fruit. In 2014, Merlot dominates the blend with a mordant undertone of Cabernet tannin and dark fruit, a hint of green pepper and a top note of garden at night, a blackcurrant humor that bursts into softer plum and dark cherry, lifted with fresh red-fruit acidity, like laughter after the knowing joke. A wine of camaraderie, it spends 14 months together in oak to get to know itself, softening out and coming together. Let it bring you and your friends together.
Pairing: Aged Blue Cheese, Grilled Lamb Chops
VARIETY: 65% MERLOT, 29% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 4% CABERNET FRANC, 2% PETIT VERDOT
REGION: Cadillac, Côtes de Bordeaux, FRANCE