Baron Philippe de Rothschild Cabernet Sauvignon Vin de Pays d'Oc 2009
This one felt more like a bid for the name rather than a structured Cab Sauv. A delightful brown-tinted cherry tone though very little came forward on the nose: cassis, pepper tickle (almost cayenne....), strawberry. The tannin completely overwhelms the fruit, leaving an almost blunt sensation on the finish. Angular and a bit of a bumpy ride in all. Improved dramatically with dark chocolate though still deeply bitter. For the price, tolerable but certainly not a shining example.
Not knowing too much about wine at this point, I found this wine to have blackberry and black currant aromas, which were quite nice on the nose. I enjoyed it very much with a chicken and pasta dish in red sauce. Having had this and the Merlot from the Rothschild winery, I am very happy with this brand overall. Enjoy :)
I would rate this wine a 5 of 5. I really enjoyed this wine.
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In the south of France, the Pays d'Oc offers an extraordinary variety of terroirs. Among them, Baron Philippe de Rothschild's winemakers have selected the best parcels for growing the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Thanks to Baron Philippe de Rothschild's know-how and blending skills this wine, in its inimitable style, expresses all the richness of the Pays d'Oc: it develops ripe and powerful sweet pepper and blackcurrant flavours over a well-integrated and elegant tannic structure.
With tart, herbal black currant flavors on gravelly minerality, this offers lots of straightforward character for $8.
A very engaging nose of ripe black fruits and spice suggests a much more expensive red wine. The flavors are fresh and young, with plenty of red currants and Santa Rosa plum. A lovely wine to serve with red meats of any kind.
In the south of France, the Pays d'Oc offers an extraordinary variety of terroirs. Among them, Baron Philippe de Rothschild's winemakers have selected the best parcels for growing the Cabernet Sauvign
Very dark ruby color; rich and generous wine with a forward and complex bouquet of young plum and cherry fruit with subtle hints of black and bell peppers. Serve this wine with strong cheeses, beef, veal and game birds such as duck and pheasant.
Though famed for their classified growth Bordeaux the Rothschilds actually make fabulous wines in just about every price range. The Rothschild Heritage Collection is comprised of reds and whites named in honor of their ancestors. The Médoc is dedicated to the memory of Baron Henri (1872–1947) a doctor playwright and philanthropist. Rich and warm with great structure firm tannins and deep black fruit highlighted with spice and a hint of green pepper.
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<p>Matured for 12 months, this intensely purple French red is a blend of 50% cabernet, sauvignon, 45% merlot and 5% cabernet franc resulting in a expressive fruity palate. </p>
|Sugar: 1.80 g/l grams per liter|