2008 Chateau Gloria from Medoc on the Left Bank. Blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot. Very nice deep purple/garnet in the glass. Black fruit and cassis, joined by layers of cedar, liquorice and tobacco on the palate. This is a rich, ripe full bodied wine with well integrated tannins that deliver a nice finish. Could easily last another 10 years. Nice bottle of Bordeaux for about $50. Sadly, I only had a single bottle.
#chateaugloria #saintjulien #medoc #leftbankbordeaux #vinrouge #bordeauxblend #frenchredwine #frenchwine — 3 years ago
2007 Gigondas from certified bio dynamic winemaker Montirius is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre. From bones planted in 1925 this medium body red shows delivers lots of red fruit, dried herbs, pepper with a dusty earthiness in the mouth. This wine spent no time in oak at all and seems to be at its peak now. Decent bottle at $24.95.
#vinrouge #montirius #gigondas #rhonewine #frenchred #terredesaines #southernfranceredwine #biodynamicwine — 3 years ago
From Cahors in Southwest France, this 100% Malbec is pleasantly good for under $20. Showing initial black currant and plum on the palate, the time in French oak barrels has allowed the fruit to integrate nicely with the wood, leather and smokey layers, felt in the mouth. It's a rich, juicy and well structured wine at this price point.
#chateaulamartine #cahors #malbec #southwestfrance #frenchred #nicholaspearcewines #vinrouge — 3 years ago