Thursday, December 17, 2009

Château Haut-Canteloup Cru Bourgeois 2005, Médoc - $13

This Bordeaux blend (Grand Vin de Bordeaux) is comprised of 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc.

Aroma - tight
Taste - old world, robust, not very fruity, moderate tannins

I purchased this wine at Costco for around $13. I'd buy it again, specifically to have with French foods such as Coq au Vin. Sometimes old world is great - other times, I just really crave the fruit of new world reds!

Update - February 20, 2010
This wine is really nice - not as "barnyard" as a lot of old world wines can get! Had it with roasted chicken, smashed sweet potatoes, roasted carrots, roasted broccoli with Parmesan cheese, and roasted onions. Really, really good, and a lot less "serious" than most French wines. I like it very much, and will definitely purchase it again!

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