Reviewed on 2019-03-19
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Rating 88
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2017
Appellation
France
ABV 13%
Price $15.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Cooking And Sipping, Dinner Parties, Pizza Night

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot

Chateau Tire Pe 'Diem' 2017 Review

Not often are food and Merlot in the same sentence. The variety plays either a supporting role or is juicy and round enough to pair with Netflix more than the dinner table. But here is one from the grape’s native land that has a structure demanding a meal. The nose greets you with a waft of black pepper, earthy shrub brush and a healthy hit of cedar (probably the result of a natural yeast fermentation). The wine has great acidity, lifting the wine on the palate and giving you even more cedar (maybe pine tips?) with added plum, a hint of cinnamon and a tight currant that pronounces the grip of tannin. Lean grilled meats such as boar, lamb or squab would be great compliment to this wine.

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Chateau Tire Pe 'Diem' 2017
Not often are food and Merlot in the same sentence. The variety plays either a supporting role or is juicy and round enough to pair with Netflix more than the dinner table. But here is one from the grape’s native land that has a structure demanding a meal. The nose greets you with a waft of black pepper, earthy shrub brush and a healthy hit of cedar (probably the result of a natural yeast fermentation). The wine has great acidity, lifting the wine on the palate and giving you even more cedar (maybe pine tips?) with added plum, a hint of cinnamon and a tight currant that pronounces the grip of tannin. Lean grilled meats such as boar, lamb or squab would be great compliment to this wine.

Reviewed On: 03-19-2019
88
POINTS
Chateau Tire Pe 'Diem' 2017
Not often are food and Merlot in the same sentence. The variety plays either a supporting role or is juicy and round enough to pair with Netflix more than the dinner table. But here is one from the grape’s native land that has a structure demanding a meal. The nose greets you with a waft of black pepper, earthy shrub brush and a healthy hit of cedar (probably the result of a natural yeast fermentation). The wine has great acidity, lifting the wine on the palate and giving you even more cedar (maybe pine tips?) with added plum, a hint of cinnamon and a tight currant that pronounces the grip of tannin. Lean grilled meats such as boar, lamb or squab would be great compliment to this wine.

Reviewed On: 03-19-2019