2018 Château de la Rivière Fronsac Wine Tasting Note


2018 Château de la Rivière  (Fronsac) 91

Dark in color, the wine is round, fat, sweet and filled with ripe, dark red fruits, licorice, wet earth, coffee bean, smoke and cocoa. Lusciously textured in the finish, this is going to great shortly after release. 90-92 Pts

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When to Drink Chateau La Riviere, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau La Riviere is much better with at least 2-4 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1 hour or so, allowing the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau La Riviere offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 3-12 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau de La Riviere with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

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

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

Chateau La Riviere is more than just a winery, the estate is also a full service hotel in the Fronsac appellation, which offers guests luxury and the opportunity to enjoy life in the middle of their Right Bank vineyards.