Chateau Mons Delaunay – Blaye
Powerful bouquet, quite smoky, concentrated on dark fruits and vanilla spices. Very smooth palate and silky tannins and very racy, very fine combines with a nice acidity and a beautiful balance.
Feathered game (grilled or, better still, in wine sauce) will, of course, be a worthy companion. The power of the wine's tannins will withstand the shock of contrasting textures while its aromatic complexity and above all its opulence will bring out the differences. Roast lamb in gravy, chicken in red wine sauce, glazed poultry, and rib steak will also benefit from the match, not forgetting soft-centered cheeses which will get strong support from the wine’s power and aromatic persistence.
Serving temperature: 14 to 16 °C.