Just over 50km outside the City of Bordeaux we come upon Chateau 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 for dependable and well-priced Bordeaux wines – both red and white. 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 which 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 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 Chateau 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 at the table 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: Chateau Argadens
Wine: Bordeaux Superieur
Origin: Bordeaux, France
LCBO #: 681643