Just over 50km outside the City of Bordeaux we come upon Château Argadens – an estate owned by the famous and prestigious Bordeaux negociant, Maison Sichel. Following a sizeable investment in renovations in 2002, this producer has gained international recognition as an outstanding source of dependable, well-priced, red and white, Bordeaux wines. The red in particular is widely celebrated for its bright, ripe and modern profile, delivering delicious, rich fruit flavours and outstanding balance, making this super-everyday red Bordeaux a perfect go-to wine for Cabernet lovers.
2012 BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR
A modern red with mouth-filling density that is amazingly approachable right from the start. Since acquiring Château Argadens, the Sichel family has undertaken a vast renovation program and today produces a benchmark wine within the Bordeaux category. After 12 months in oak barrels, Argadens red is a thoroughly modern Bordeaux with lots of concentrated fruit and an attractive, supple balance. Comprised of 69% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and a splash of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this unforgettable red offers up an aromatic array of powerful fruit, fine-grained oak, and unfailing freshness.
Reds like this Bordeaux Superieur from Château Argadens, taste like they’re made for summer dining al fresco – and serve as the perfect pairing for grilled summer fare. From your favourite cut of steak to finer grilled lamb preparations, this is a wine that will sing next to red meat off the BBQ. You will also find this wine to be a fine match for boldly flavoured pizzas and pasta dishes, or as a perfect way to wrap up a meal with a selection of firmer and more full-flavoured cheeses.
“The Sichel family of Château Palmer fame has been a part of winemaking in Bordeaux for some six generations. Always a great value, this popular, classically framed blend of Merlot and Cabernet is a great choice for grilled lamb.”
–LCBO Vintages Tasting Panel
Producer: Château Argadens
Wine: Bordeaux Superieur
Origin: Bordeaux, France
LCBO #: 681643