Famille Bouey, IGP Atlantique (France) “Oh La Vache” 2020

($13, Quintessential Wines):  The geographic designation, “IGP Atlantique” means the grapes were grown in the vast area anywhere in the southwest of France from Bordeaux to Cognac.  The Merlot (85%) in this blend brings a bright, juicy aspect, while the Cabernet Sauvignon provides just the right amount of structure.  A sour cherry-like and uplifting acidity prevents it from being heavy or flabby.  Light in tannins, it takes a chill nicely and is the better for it.  It is an excellent choice for those who like a red as an aperitif or the next time you are hosting a large group with food from the grill.
87 Michael Apstein Aug 30, 2022