Chateau Treytins Grand Vin de Bordeaux Lalande de Pomerol 2005
Fort three generations, Leon Nony family owns and manages the chateau Treytins in Lalande de Pomerol. This wine is the result of a selection of the best grapes of a vineyard on the right bank in northeast of Bordeaux. Made of 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, vintage 2005 is fruity, rich and well balanced. VLN owns also Chateau L'Ancien, Chateau Garraud and Chateau Graves de Goujon and distributes Le Marquis de Garraud, an everyday wine selected from various good non related Bordeaux vineyards.
From grapes picked after ripening, our soft Boreaux presents a beautiful pale yellow color, great finesse and a very pleasant bouquet.
The bouquet of cherries, plums, and flowers is nice but has to be drawn out. Upon immediate pouring, it is pretty hot. Elegant fruit taste, bold tannins, but still a bit hot even after left in a glass to settle for 1 hr, and on Day 2. Full bodied. Definitely screams old world to me. Without food, this wine is very dry. With a nice steak, the fruits come out tons more. Will likely be better after a few years since its good, but the heat at the end makes it a bit of a bummer of an ending. I like it, but if I were to look for something I'd drink today, I'd get more pleasure from the '05 Chateau de Brondeau, which is at the same price point.
For $17.00, this represents a great buy. Open it and leave it alone in the bottle for 2-4 hours. By hour 4, it will have unwound a bit and will be terrific with good red meat.