Last night we had no idea what to drink, so we decided to open this wine we picked up in Paris a few years back. We bought this on a whim to fill up the bags coming home with some cheap Bordeaux and with the low price and medal on the label (marketing!) we grabbed two (as well as several others). We reviewed the first of the two a year or so back, this is the follow up. As I have been hard pressed for time the past few weeks I want to get you into the tasting notes right away, but safe to say this, the Bordeaux region has an unbelievable variety of small and unknown vintners, what we do not get here in Canada (Ontario particularly) is selection at good prices. I know recently it was fun to link the $4.97 Yellow Tail picture from the US and laugh at the fact we pay $11.95 for the same wine, but unfortunately this is a grim reality. We overpay for wine and spirits here, Château de Seguin produces nice inexpensive wines, there is no reason we should not have access to them for a reasonable mark-up. On to the tasting!
The decanting showed a wine that was vibrant in purple hues with no visible sediment. The nose had cherry and a slight bit of oak on it. A good swirl and more fruit came out. For a 2004 at first nose this was ready to drink now. Once we got into the structured tasting wild-berries came out with hints of vanilla. Tannins were obviously there but were even and appealing The fruit stayed on our palates throughout the bottle and the finish was longer then expected. The nose did not betray the wine, it is ready to drink now and I doubt it will benefit from additional time in the bottle. Overall we quite enjoyed this the second time around, though the rating did not change.
The Subjective CWG rating is 86 out of 100.