- Don't judge a book by its cover and don't judge a wine by its label! Behind the gaudy gold foil and bright red, Château Marotte's Cuvée Tapis Rouge (red carpet) lies a classic red Bordeaux with impeccable quality for the price.
Château Marotte is a small family-owned Bordeaux estate situated in one of the best areas near Cantois. Cuvée Tapis is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon made via traditional winemaking methods. It is a beautiful vibrant ruby colored wine with a delicate nose of red fruit with notes of tamarind and fresh mint. On the palate the soft fruit of the Merlot grapes create a supple and full mouthfeel of fresh fruit that is backed up with just enough tobacco and spice notes from the Cabernet before a smooth finish with moderate length and soft tannins. The 2010 is aged to perfection and is beautiful with red meat, charcuterie and strong cheeses. (from the vintner)