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Food Pairings for Château Franc la Rose Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru
Last night we decided to celebrate a one of life’s important moments and opened up a 2005 Château Franc La Rose Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. It is produced by Jean-Louis Trocard, a family that has made wines since the year 1620. Saint-Émilion is the oldest area of Bordeaux and produces arguably the heartiest wines in the region. This particular wine is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc grapes grown on 40 year old vines. It’s aged for 18 months in new French oak to round out the tannins. My mouth was watering as I decanted the Château Franc La Rose. This is special underwear wine. Look: A royal amethyst ring of deep garnet with ruby edges. Smell: Intense woody, cocoa, spicy and bold blackberry. Taste: After the anticipation brought about by the wine’s heritage and the voluptuous nose, I expected an audacious, rich wine. What I tasted wasn’t the dark blackberries and cocao. It was more like reserved raspberries and the saline peck of meaty blood. A much less voluptuous wine than I expected, although it had the courtesy to have a long, vanilla and oak finish. Read my full review here: http://mattmcginnis218.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/special-occassion-wine-2005-chateau-franc-la-rose/
Very nice and smooth, but tanine wine. Great with strauberries!
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