Wine Reviews for everyone from the enologically astute to the casually inclined
Monday, May 28, 2012
Chateau Haut Barrail Medoc 2009 Wine Review (NW)
Blueberry and graphite notes on the nose
Medium bodied and nicely textured
Dark berries, cedar, and graphite layered on the finish
Here's a good value Bordeaux that's 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has nice fruit qualities and a graphite edge that delivers balance and finesse. While it could cellar, I'm sure, go ahead and enjoy it young with a nice meal. Expect to pay around $18, and raise a glass!