2018 Alexandre Sirech 'Le Bordeaux'
This is a "modern-style" Bordeaux - Merlot-dominant and lusciously ripe. Notes of blackberries, currants, vanilla, and toasty oak dominate this supple yet fresh palate. The 'S' on the Sirech label is the initial of the wonderfully engaging winemaker Alexandre. Pronounced as 'See-raish', the name means cherry tree in Occitan. Alexandre Sirech’s “Le Bordeaux” was crafted from grapes grown in a single vineyard in the village of Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion. Alexandre is Bordelais and lives with his English wife and their children in the countryside. His cellars are located in Libourne overlooking the Dordogne River.