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Chateau Rousselle – 2005

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Vintage: 2005
Type: Bordeaux
Country: France

What sets this wine apart from the others presented during the Chateau Rousselle session was the colour. The wine is almost like a black ink but the taste has notes of almond and blueberry.

Chateau Rousselle – 2001

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Vintage: 2001
Type: Bordeaux
Country: France

This was the oldest of the vintages of red at the wine tasting session. This wine has a very herbal taste, perhaps because of the terroir the grapes came from.

Clos de los Siete

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Vintage: 2007
Type: Blend
Country: Argentina

What is this a blend of? Quite a lot: Malbec, Merlot Syrah & Cabernet Sauvignon. I’ve recently tried a few blends from the new world, and if done properly they are exquisite. This one is done well. I enjoyed all aspects of this wine, fruity flavours and oakey finish, great colour and legs. Recommended.

Madregale

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Vintage: 2007
Type: Rosso
Country: Italy

This was a free bottle of wine that was given to me by a local butcher. It is an OK drinking wine, as expected. Nothing special, but if you can find it cheap then go for it.

Glen Carlou

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Vintage: 2005
Type: Shiraz
Country: South Africa – Paarl

Another nice Shiraz with good colour and flavour. It had a pleasant oak finish to it with a hint of berry.

Kell’s Edge

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Vintage: Non-vintage
Type: Cabernet Grenache
Country: Australia

I’m not sure how I came across this wine, but I’m sure it was at an event. Nothing special, but it won’t give you a headache — something to say when talking about cheap non-vintage wine.