Monday, September 04, 2006

Chateau Maris Minervois 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Yeasty nose burns off to reveal blackberry aromas
Jammy core
Dry finish, heavy tannins, with notes of pepper and a burnt, tart bite

I expected more from this after all the rave reviews of the 2003 vintage. Of course, no wine is exactly the same in two consecutive years.

The wine got plenty of air and just never came together for me in the glass. I found the finish to be burnt and tart.

Bargains abound from Minervois, France, but stick to 2003 with this one if you can find it. The price will be anywhere between $10-15. And raise a glass!

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