Ben says

★ Good Wine Typical ruby hue. The aromas are a variety of mixed plums, mint, tobacco and blackberry. It is inviting, if a little stewed. The palate is dense to start with, almost like blackberry jelly, but then it’s lifted by red fruit and green herbs, a sweet date-like note and a long, slightly smoky finish. It isn’t overly alcoholic but it feels big and ripe. A good Bordeaux without much fuss or, equally, complexity.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon blend with 13.0% abv. Aged for 12 months in French oak, of which 25% was new.

Grown in: Bordeaux, FRANCE.

Food Pairing

Enjoyed with steak and kidney pie, chips and gravy. Slightly tannic as a pairing but brings out the fruit. A better match would be shepherd’s pie.

Disclosure & Price

Purchased as part of a subscription to Little Fine Wine Co. as a half bottle. Find in the UK for circa £14.99 from UK wine merchants for a full 75cl bottle.

Reviewed and tasted: 28/02/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Chateau Le Pey is a large producer making 230,000 bottles of it’s flagship Médoc in 2016. Compagnet family, who are based in the village of Begadan, are the Chateau’s owners. The village sits at the head of the Gironde estuary in the northern Médoc sub region of Bordeaux. Oliver and Pierre Compagnet look after the 49ha of the estate with their parents Francoise and Claude.