This is a classic bordeaux blend from a bouquet and flavor point of view. The wine has some lively tannins and some edgeyness to it. For the price it is not a bad wine 88-89 ish. Not a fabulous deal by any definition but quite good. I had no trouble at all drinking it. There are tasting notes below. Ok I have to admit, I had no idea what kirsch liqueur is or what it tastes like 🙂 until I used Wikipedia. I paired it with roast chichen with rice and brussel sprouts and it contributed nicely to the flavors.
From the LCBO web site:
CHÂTEAU LE BOURDIEU 2003
(G. Bailly, Prop.)
TASTING NOTE: Toast, spice and red currant on the nose, the flavours – ripe black cherry and kirsch liqueur – are still a bit wound up in chunky tannin. It’s medium textured with good body weight and a persistent finish that shows fruity, spicy and black licorice flavours. Drink now to 2012 with a medium-rare grilled strip loin. Score – 4 Stars (out of 5). (Vic Harradine, www.winecurrent.com, Aug. 2, 2008)
85084 (XD) 750 mL $19.9