Château La Vieille Bergerie Quercus Pecharmant Rouge 2015, France
It's Thursday and it's time for #MerlotThursday. Here is a nice French Merlot blend.
Dark ruby in color with a dirty purplish rim.
Strong nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, dried figs, tobacco, vegetables, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, peppercorn, dust and vinaigrette.
Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, blueberries, wood, cloves, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, light vegetables, leather, earth, peppercorn, pencil lead, spices and bitter herbs.
Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a nice surprise. A bold French blend with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Still young, from a great vintage, and 5 years in the bottle will make it better. Too bad we didn't have enough patience... 😃
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins and structure.
Thank you, Eric, for sharing this with me.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 19 days ago
Better all round than a right bank Bordeaux at this price. Very similar. Strong but approachable tannins. — 7 days ago
Drank 1/4/18. Nice pairing with char grilled burgers. Would benefit from a couple of hours decanting.
Black fruits, smoke, tilled soil on the nose. Black fruits, plums, soil, and firm, but well integrated tannins on the palate. Medium drying finish, filled with black fruits. It is difficult to discern some of these Cahors malbec's from Bordeaux, but they perhaps posess bit less depth, lack graphite notes, and are a bit lighter in terms of body.
3/22/8/4/3 + 50 = 90 pts — 18 days ago
Beautifully rich Malbec with deep blackberry notes and an exceptionally smooth finish... but pricey! — 6 days ago
Great party wine / people pleaser. Nectarine aroma. Lemon amd minerality flavors. High acidity, medium body with long finish. — 10 days ago
Very Good quality wine, rustic and rowdy, but with a structured and dense backbone, tannic!? Yes! But with plenty of fruit, florals to make it alive. Somewhat wearying alcohol and without food you’re up for a good fight. Decent complexity and good length — a day ago
Варенье из абрикосов,кора липы, ванильное мороженое. Интригующий аромат.
Высокая кислотность, чуть горчинки, тело среднее, финиш средний +.
Очень высокая кислотность! Хочется кушать — 4 hours ago
This is the oldest liquid I’ve ever had the honor to enjoy, from 1815. Made in honor of Napoleon Bonaparte who passed away 6 years after it’s production. It was so oxidized it wasn’t brown at all. More of this olive-green color to it, and very clean on the pallet. I’ll never forget this. All these unicorn wines were shared with us from Mr. George Dos Santos personal cellar in Lyon. His shop is called Antic Wines — 21 days ago