2012 Schröder & Schÿler Chartron La Fleur, Bordeaux

2012 Schröder & Schÿler Chartron La Fleur, Bordeaux
Price: $8.99

This blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon will shock you with its clean profile and  silky medium body.  It offers pretty aromas of dried red flowers, olives, and dark plum on the nose, with moderate acidity and polished tannins that serve the bright fruit flavors with harmony and balance.  Schröder & Schÿler was established in 1739 by Jean-Henri Schÿler, a trader from Hamburg, and Jacques Schröder and is on the Quai des Chartrons in Bordeaux. Today Yann Schÿler represents the 8th generation and runs the firm, which also includes châteaux all across Bordeaux; Kirwan in Margaux and Fourcas Hosten in Listrac.  Their fruit purchases are carefully selected from growers with longstanding relationships to ensure quality and consistency.  The Chartron La Fleur wines are outstanding for the price - this firm is an excellent source of good value, quality clarets.