Chateau Malescot Margaux 2014
If Cabernet Sauvignon is indeed king, its ancestral palace no doubt rests in Bordeaux. For here the land yields touchstones that set the standard the world over; Bordelaise Cabernet Sauvignon is usually the major component in blends that incorporate Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The result combines all the structured power inherent to Cabernet Sauvignon and tames it to express an elegant complexity that speaks in terms of cassis, plums, cedar, aromatic hardwoods, and the beguiling spices that evolve over time.
Meat, meat, meat but especially lamb and beef. Game birds, duck, goose, squab. Anything with lots of rosemary.