When I see a Bordeaux with a reasonable rating from 2005 under $20 I jump at it. This one caught my eye, they had put Natalie’s write up on the wine there. The wine is dark in color with a lovely Bordeaux dark fruit nose. On the mid pallet the wine is a smooth well balanced wine with some edgeyness. It has some spice and a nice dry finish. It’s not too overwhelming on the pucker power. For the price this wine is a good deal. I think Natalie and I agree on this one. I would give it an 89-90. Very nicely done. I can gladly state CHÂTEAU TOUR D’HORABLE is absoloutely not horrible 🙂 Sorry couldn’t resist 🙂
From the LCBO web site:
CHÂTEAU TOUR D’HORABLE 2005 VINTAGES 174656 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 14.95
Wine, Red Wine 14.6% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : XD
Made in: Bordeaux, France By: J. A. Faytout, Prop.
Release Date: Sep 18, 2010
A plummy, rich red that’s balanced and full-bodied with delicious dark berries and cassis and smoky long finish. Decant for 1-2 hours. Pair with: beef rib roast. Drink: 2010-2016. Score – 89. (Natalie MacLean, www.nataliemaclean.com, Oct. 2, 2009)