Saturday, March 26, 2011

Chateau Vrai Canon Bouche 2008 "Canon Fronsac"

Here we have a lovely, affordable Right Bank Bordeaux wine, a blend of about 98% Merlot and 2% Malbec, that was a delight to sample. Now you might think "2008 Bordeaux, isn't a bit young?" but this wine was one that is enjoyable now and should have a good cellar life. Deep inky purple in the glass the nose was loaded with blueberries, blackberries, hints of wild flowers and even a bit of charcoal. Full bodied, good acid, excellent black and blue fruits, and surprisingly polished tannins with just the slightest bit of grip at the end this wine produced a long, lingering finish. Would be hard to find something as from Bordeaux for $25 a bottle.

Drink now, should be lovely at least through 2016.

Number of wines reviewed in 2011: 19

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