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Clos des Tours Bordeaux 2010

Member Review by GrantC:

I've never messed around with any Bordeaux over the $15 price range, and I'm beginning to think Bordeaux is one of those wines that doesn't really have a satisfying "cheap" version. There are wines -- like Malbec -- that at $10 can make you feel like a king. But even a $15 - $20 bottle of Bordeaux can make you feel like a pauper. This wine has a nice minerally nose, but tastes pretty tart and has an overly acidic finish, that makes the esophagus sing a sour tune and the stomach talk to you in ways you'd rather it not. If you hold it in the mouth a while you do get some subtlely refined cherry flavors and that oh-so-tasteful Bordeaux dryness (we're not talking about swill, after all). But I wouldn't buy this again. I'll save my money and time for when I can afford something that truly lives up to the proper expression of this this Appellation.

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Color: Red
Variety: Bordeaux Blend
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Snooth User: GrantC
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01/01/2013

I've never messed around with any Bordeaux over the $15 price range, and I'm beginning to think Bordeaux is one of those wines that doesn't really have a satisfying "cheap" version. There are wines -- like Malbec -- that at $10 can make you feel like a king. But even a $15 - $20 bottle of Bordeaux can make you feel like a pauper. This wine has a nice minerally nose, but tastes pretty tart and has an overly acidic finish, that makes the esophagus sing a sour tune and the stomach talk to you in ways you'd rather it not. If you hold it in the mouth a while you do get some subtlely refined cherry flavors and that oh-so-tasteful Bordeaux dryness (we're not talking about swill, after all). But I wouldn't buy this again. I'll save my money and time for when I can afford something that truly lives up to the proper expression of this this Appellation.




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