Monday, February 02, 2009

Chateau Mirefleurs 2005 wine review by (PB)

This Grand Vin De Bordeaux from the fabled vintage of 05 is a black cherry hue with dried cherries, tobacco, and wood on the bouquet.

Palate: made in the *"sweet" style with light cherry fruit, candied red fruit on a well structured foundation; Finish is a bit shorter than I would have expected but a nice, lower tiered wine from the 05 vintage. At the $14 price point, this is one of those value Bordeaux so raise a glass!
*Sweet in this sense is not to be confused with "sweet" in the context of a desert wine or even a white wine. Wines in this style tend to be quite dry yet their bounteous fruit give s a sweet palate presence. More and more "old world" wine makers are striving for this "new world" style as it appeals to more palates.

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