Sunday, September 30, 2007
Montpezat "Les Enclos" 'Merlot Prestige' 2003
This Languedoc wine dark and rich looking with dark rich bouquet of fresh grapes with a nose that is almost inky with sweet notes of cedar--unique!
In the mouth though--on opening--the wine is too tart with bready flavors and puckery tannins with tight fruit. I will decant this wine.
After an hour or so the wine is still too tart with chewy tannins and still closed. I believe that the wine needs more age. After 2 hours of breathing the wine is changing and is much more relaxed all around. Bottom line is that I think this wine has a problem but is still really young. I paid $16 for this wine and typically a Languedoc should be ready by now. If you are a gambler, lay one down and try it in 2 years, you just might find a winner.
Posted by PB at 3:35 PM