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Château de Parenchère Cuvée Raphaël 2007

by Nannette Eaton on April 2, 2011

“I feel that there is an angel inside me whom I am constantly shocking.”  — Jean Cocteau

Whether you’re continually scandalizing the better angels of your nature or if you’re always the perfect angel, Château de Parenchère Cuvée Raphaël is the perfect beverage whatever your temperament may be. This ruby wine is easy-drinking with approachable flavors of blackberry, black currant, black cherry with an earthy richness with and mocha notes. The perfect pairing is Julia Child’s Coq au Vin. The music match is “I’m No Angel” from Dido from the album No Angel. Even if you’re no angel, let your wine be heavenly.

The details: 13.5% alcohol. Cork closure. Appellation: Bordeaux. Varietal: cabernet sauvignon 60%, merlot 40%. Suggested retail $16 USD. Imported to the USA by The Stacole Co. This was a sample provided for the Planet Bordeaux media tasting and was facilitated by Balzac.