Because of the positioning of the wonderful winemaker, Chateau Clark produces excellent Merlot grapes in a region known for its Cabernet Sauvignon. Because of this, the wines of Chateau Clarke present a distinctive Medoc character. The same can be said for the Baron de Rothschild Listrac-Medoc. This beautiful wine is a fine example of a good, modern Bordeaux.
It has a bold flavor and is full bodied, has a long length, and has a nice, oakey finish. The wine is dry and acidic - something that can be considered refreshing on the palate. There are dusty tannins to this beautiful wine and would do well with a long wait in glass, or aged further in bottle. To the eye: a beautifully deep, ruby-red is eye catching and pleasant to observe. On the nose: notes of leather, plum, and oak are at the front. Afterthoughts of mushroom and cedar follow at the back. On the palate: Slight notes of black current and cherries. Thoughts of truffles and leather shine through also. A well-balanced wine that perfectly represents the Bordeaux region.
For food pairing, beef, lamb, game, and poultry work very well in conjunction with this wine. A good main for this wine would definitely be the famous coq au vin. The flavors will definitely show good balance with the palate and nose of this beautiful wine. A definite must-try!
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.