2014 Château Tour Bayard Montagne-St. Émilion Wine Tasting Note

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2014 Château Tour Bayard  (Montagne-St. Émilion) 86

Medium-bodied, fully-mature, early drinker with round textures and a licorice and dark red plum character. Pleasant, but not much complexity. Subsequent vintages show a lot of improvement.

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Tour Bayard Montagne Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Tour Bayard, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Tour Bayard is much better with at least 1-3 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1 hour or so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Clos de Bouard offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 2-10 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Tour Bayard with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Tour Bayard is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Tour Bayard is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Tour Bayard is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.