Friday, 24 October 2008

Bordeaux notes

Bordeaux notes

Have been trying to concentrate on Bordeaux recently.

Having tried various bottles in the last few weeks and fishing back in memory.  The wines that seem to be my favourite appear to come from the Haut Medoc.

Pauillac is just one of the many famous communes in this large area.  It produces well known Chateau Lafite and other top wines as well as the more affordable and popular

Chateau Lynch Bages and Chateau Haut-Batailley, both worth looking out for.  Would love to visit Bordeaux and tour this area. Maybe next year at vintage release time in April?

Steelwine 4 ever!

Please find a few of my discoveries which I think are gorgeous!

2004 Chateau Pomies d‘Agassac Cru Bourgeois

Gently fading crimson brick red in colour.

Slightly perfumed delicate cedar wood oaked nose of red fruits, soft and warm with an excellent fleshy texture, big body and a clinging savoury licquoice finish.

Chateau Maucamps Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2003

From a very hot vintage, Rich fruit and dark treacle on the nose with herbs and mint to complement the dark fruits. The fleshy palate is full of layered fruit and is very smooth with a well rounded texture

Excellently rich and opulent wine to savour.

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