Monday, January 14, 2008

Chateau Lavergne-Dulong 2005 wine review by (PB)

This is a Bordeaux Superieur comprised of 10% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot Noir, and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon has a garnet hue with a bouquet that both (NW) and I thought was largely Cab Franc. I was a bit surprised when I saw the blend. It doesn't smell or taste like Cabernet Sauvignon but that being said, this is one reason to buy the lesser growths of Bordeaux.

This wine will run you around $12 and for that you get an interesting wine, one you have to think about, rather than a head long frontal assault of a nuclear fruit bomb that floods the market these days. The bouquet is sweet with charcoal and black cherry nose.

In the mouth this is really sweet but don't think "sweet" light dessert wine or cheap wine. This works with its vibrant acidity. It is fairly simple but not simplistic and the finish is rather thin. But this is a good food wine that is easy drinking so raise a glass of bargain Bordeaux.

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