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Château Lers Loumede 2005

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Vintage: 2005
Type: Bordeaux Blend
Country: France – Bordeaux – Côtes de Blaye

There is a deep garnet colour in the wine and strong legs – for a Bordeaux but typical for the vintage. On the nose are strong berries with a bit of oak along with hints of almond.

The pallet is full of robust flavours of blackcurrant and strong tannins that still need some time to integrate into the wine. Quite nice and should age well for a few more years.

Château Marquis de Vauban La Cuvée du Roy 2005

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Vintage: 2005
Type: Bordeaux Blend
Country: France – Bordeaux – Côtes de Blaye

The wine has a deep red colour throughout the glass. The tannins are well integrated, if a bit young. On the pallet there is a rush of berries, cassis and blackcurrant, quite bold for a Bordeaux. The finish is long and sumptuous. The wine is still quite young and will happily age for another 5-10 years.

75% Merlot 25% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Château Bellevue Gazin 2005

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Vintage: Non vintage
Type: Champagne
Country: France – Bordeaux – Côtes de Blaye

This wine is spectacular. Rich, bold flavours of dark berries with earthy mineral undertones. The nose is full with hints of oak and the colour is a deep ruby red. It is drinking very well at the moment but will keep for another 10 years or more if it’s stored properly. A high class wine that won’t break the bank.

Château Monconseil Gazin Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Vintage: 2009
Type: Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Country: France – Bordeaux – Côtes de Blaye

We visited the Baudet’s vineyard this past summer and sampled a good selection of white and red wines in their large cellar. This wine is quite full bodied with citrus overtones and oak flavours. This is certainly not your new world Sauvignon Blanc (but then again, there is the Semillon in there!).  This could go well with a seafood dinner … maybe even escargots.