Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Chateau Bonnet 2003 wine review by (PB)

Gaiter and Brecher of the Wall Street Journal wrote a column several weeks ago about inexpensive Bordeaux. Since my wife and I really appreciate their notes on wine, we sought out one of the wines they liked. We thought this was it but turned out we had gotten the wrong year. No big deal this wine was $10-12.

So tonight I opened it and had it with a grilled porterhouse. This wine is much lighter in color than one would expect of a 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot–the classic Claret wine.

The bouquet on opening was full of olives and cedar with a light fruity foundation waiting to break out. The palate was typical old world with good structure and promise.

After a half hour and some cooling down, (the wine was too warm on opening) it was full of ripe dark berry fruit and more cedar. Even though this wasn’t the wine we thought Gaiter and Brecher liked, we liked it a lot! For this price, you can’t go wrong.

Superior creation by the Lurton family–again. Raise a glass–nice!

1 comment:

g58 said...

The white in that line from Lurton is also a periennial bargain. The last vintage was delicious and I'm looking for the next.