Thomas Barton Merdoc is rich and powerful with attractive hints of black fruit, pepper, liquor ice, and chocolate on the nose. It is concentrated and well-structured, with the peculiar polished tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon at its best. As an ideal ambassador for the appellation, Thomas Barton Reserve Medoc pairs well with wild mushroom risotto, paella, steak, Mediterranean bean stew, and hard cheeses such as Manchego.
The undisputed king of Frances wine regions, Bordeaux sits amidst and astride the rivers Dordogne and Garonne. Accounting for some 800 million bottles produced each year, Bordeaux has built its reputation on quality, with some of the worlds most sought-after wines being crafted along the river banks. Known mostly for the red blends, Bordeaux also enjoys notoriety for its excellent sweet white wines.