Saturday, December 30, 2006

Chateau Bonnet Reserve 2003 wine review by (PB)

I picked this up at Sam’s Club for $12 since I have reviewed the normal release of the Ch. Bonnet wine 2003 which was $2 less than this “Reserve” and the regular release was a better wine.

But this wine is decent as well. The Lurton family just makes good wine…

It is a blend of half Cabernet Sauvignon and half Merlot. On the pour it has a nice cherry hue with a bouquet of fruit hidden beneath rustic tones of evergreens.

In the mouth it is minerally at first with prominent evergreen flavors with decent structure but needs to breathe.

With time, there is a bright cherry tone over cedar and again rustic flavors. It is a bit thin but a good enough wine for the money. My choice though is to hunt down the regular release and then raise a glass!

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