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Château du Rival, Bordeaux Rouge, 2018

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This stood out in a blind tasting of reasonably priced 2018s: for a clean, red-fruited scent; generous fruit accented with cinnamon; a pleasing softness; decent aromatics; and just a little support. Excellent value from the Lafon family who farm vines at Coubeyrac in Entre-Deux-Mers. Now-2022

Château du Rival, Bordeaux Rouge, 2018

Product Code: RIV118

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Rated 3 out of 5
Light > Full
  • Origin: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Colour: Red
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • ABV: 14%
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One of only eight reds in "Recommended wines under £10", by Jancis Robinson MW, in the FT Weekend Magazine, October 31st 2020.

"Mid ruby. Attractive savoury quality and almost Graves-like freshness with no shortage of fruit and a dry, remarkably persistent finish for the price. For food. Drink 2020-2024. VGV, 16/20", Jancis Robinson,, 21st October 2020

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