|Region:||France » Bordeaux|
|Varietal:||Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon|
Interesting nose with black cherry, wood, smoke, and herbal notes taking the spotlight. Smooth, buttery body with a rounded feel in the mouth. Firm tannins. Acidity is noticeable but not out of balance with the rest of the wine. This wine seems you...
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Wine has been made from this grape since at least the 17th century, when it was cited as “Piquepoul,” or “lip stinger...
“With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...
British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...
Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...
The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
Armand Roux on Snooth
Here's the problem with this wine: When it's good, it's really good. But when it's turned, it's really bad. And it's "russian roulette" here in Texas. What are you planning to do about this problem? Read More
A couple of news items I was pondering today.First, Robert Parker came out with his ratings for the 2009 Bordeaux vintage. Ever the masochist, I decided to go look at some prices in the marketplace after the ratings were released. Some samplings:2009 Chatau Latour 100 points $21,500 a case2009 Chateau Marg... Read More
Not a bad blend of grape varieties. Earthy aromas with hints of smoke and blackberry. Bold tannins with a constant background of black fruits. Finish was nice but somewhat muted. Possibly would open up if I had decanted it for about an hour. I would not mind trying this wine a second time. Read More
Interesting nose with black cherry, wood, smoke, and herbal notes taking the spotlight. Smooth, buttery body with a rounded feel in the mouth. Firm tannins. Acidity is noticeable but not out of balance with the rest of the wine. This wine seems young and a little closed to me at this point. I would recommend decanting this wine for a bit be... Read More
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