CHÂTEAU DUCLA 2005

Had this one this weekend, another Bordeux. This one is not quite as complex. I would say has a medium finish. The wine is quite good and has some lovely flavors. I suspect this wine will improve with some additional aging. I found the wine had a bitterness (acidity) on the finish that easied with breathing. I would recommend decanting. Again try some of this on it’s own to appreciate all of the subtle nuances of the wine. Not as good as the chateau-la-couronne I last rambled on about …

 

CHÂTEAU DUCLA 2005 VINTAGES 162461 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 15.00 Wine, Red Wine, 11.7% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : D Made in: Bordeaux, France By: Domaines Mau Release Date: Nov 8, 2008 Description Hidden away within Bordeaux are many little gems. While the Latours and the Margaux of the world get all the hype, wineries such as Château Ducla will, vintage after vintage, create fine wines that can satisfy on so many levels: cost, drinkability and a great match with food. Beppi Crosariol of The Globe & Mail called this 2005 a ‘light red Bordeaux worthy of roast beef or lamb.’ (November 28, 2007) Tasting Note Medium deep ruby colour leads to aromas of dried wild flowers, plum, earth and chocolate raisin. Dry with good fruit and exceptional fruit replays upfront balanced by fine tannins and a bit of acid crispness on the mid-palate. A great value from the superb 2005 vintage in a drink-now style. It will also reward 2-3 years in a cellar. (VINTAGES panel, Sept. 2008)
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