Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Vincent Saincrit Grand Vin de Bordeaux 2005 - $9

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this Grand Vin de Bordeaux for sale at Costco for just $9. According to the label on my bottle (see the image below), the wine is 80% Merlot and 20% Cab Sauv, and from what I remember reading in Wine Spectator, 2005 Bordeaux is supposed to be an extremely good vintage!

I did drink a little glass of this wine, but I used most of the bottle for my Coq au Vin (Barefoot Contessa's recipe, of course). MS and SD were coming over for dinner, and I wanted to be sure that I used a dry French wine to cook the meal. It was dry enough, not very fruity, with that musty flavor that I always associate with big French red wines.

Update - March 8, 2010
Had this wine with veggie chili tonight, and they went well together!

Aroma - dark fruit
Taste - dark fruit, black tea

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