Thursday, January 14, 2010

Clos du Val 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

Today we closed on our first house and it's time to celebrate. From the collection comes Clos du Val 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, a Wine Enthusiast Editor's Choice. Not that such appellations matter but in this case I can definitely see why. Clos du Val has been making outstanding wines for about 40 years and the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon belongs in that long distinguished pedigree. From the opening pour of dark ruby wine we are introduced to what is in store. The nose is full of dark fruits... cassis, currant, and a touch of underlying spice that was lovely. I could have just sat there and smelled the wine and been happy. This is a wine review though so taste does come into play. For a youngish Cab the wine ins medium bodied with fine structure. The tongue is hit with dried fruits, currant, blackberries, and again just a touch of spice supported with good but not overwhelming acid and silky tannins that combined to give a very polish, slightly dusty finish that was excellent. This wine has everything that will allow aging but at least tonight it was excellent as it currently stands. Even better when shared with friends!

Number of wines reviewed in 2010: 16

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