I’ve not had a lot of Bordeux’s before so this is a new area for me to explore. I expect a certain complexity from a $29.95 bottle of wine and this one did not disappoint! There’s lots going on at different levels. There plenty of up front fruit, well balanced Oak, great mid palette flavor and a long finish. This wine needs a bit of breathing (say 1/2 hour, but not much more) and this will improve nicely with age although it is very approachable right now. To best appreciate all the layers of this wine try it on it’s own without food. You will appreciate the subtle long finish much better without food. It pairs well with food as well, I’m just saying you will miss some subtleties. If you’ve got a special occasion this would be an excellent choice. Like say a Monday. Did you know they only come once a week? Who knew 🙂 Brighten your next Monday!!
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CHÂTEAU LA COURONNE 2005
TASTING NOTE: Crushed blackberry notes, with hints of dark chocolate and mineral, follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish of fruit and vanilla. There’s very bright acidity in this. Still needs to come together in the bottle. Best after 2012. Score – 90. (James Suckling, winespectator.com, Web Only, 2008)
606640 (XD) 750 mL $29.95