This is a red wine you can chill for a bit, to enjoy during the summer. Even though it's from the famed Bordeaux region, don't hesitate to put it in the fridge for a half-hour or so before drinking -- as if it just came out of a wine cellar.
For wine-lovers who rarely have a chance to taste older Bordeaux vintages, this is a great experience: a Grand Cru Classé wine that is over ten years old, from the Saint-Emilion part of Bordeaux, which means that is is mainly merlot. The wine is just transitioning from mature fruit to
Great year, great wine, and (for a 2005 Bordeaux) a great bargain. The color is still very dark, just starting to lose the bright brilliance of a young wine. The nose is multi-layered, deep black cherries and boysenberry, black currant and tobacco. allspice and nutmeg. It is powerful and young
Before we began the day with our formal tasting, we all trooped over to Château Cheval Blanc. It was, as usual, a media circus with the top wine critics from around the world shooting interviews with each other and with-read more-
Becky Sue Epstein is back in Bordeaux, for the annual en primeur tastings. Before the Union des Grands Crus tastings started on Monday, she put in a hefty amount of time amongst the other red wines of Bordeaux. Here’s what-read more-
Follow Becky Sue Epstein on her second day tasting through the 2009 vintage Primeurs in Bordeaux. (You can read Part 1 here.) Teams of buyers and journalists descend on Bordeaux in early April each year and taste hundreds of the-read more-