Saturday, March 13, 2010

Chateau de L'Abbaye Bordeaux Superieur 2007 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Smoky cherry with cedar and herbs on the nose

Medium bodied and tight on the palate

More cherry accented by strawberry and herbs on the finish


Inexpensive Bordeaux seems to deliver very mixed results. Here's a Merlot-based Bordeaux that just doesn't have much to it. The wine goes for around $15, but it's nothing exciting.


That was the end of my original review. Now here's the crazy part. I left a few ounces of wine in this bottle and put it in the pantry- not even back in the cool cellar. Over the course of a week, I tasted it several times. I normally don't do this, it was just a fluke. Believe it or not, the wine kept improving as it sat in the pantry even though most red wines would expire very quickly under these circumstances at room temperature. It's hard to believe, but this wine is significantly better a week later. Now that's incredible! Raise a glass!

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