Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A New Favorite

Switching gears, I got home Monday evening, opting not to enjoy the beautiful sunny day on the patio, but instead, to share with all of you one of my new favorite reds, the 2004 Chateau St.Georges St.Georges-St.Emilion. This gorgeous red appears like liquid rubies in the glass, with just a small opaque, deep purple center. The aromas of blackberry, loganberry and black currant leap from the glass, intermingled with clove, dried herbs, cedar and mocha. It is a wonderful bouquet.

The flavors of red and black currants continue on the palate, with black cherries, hints of pomegranate, blood orange, rose petal and cinnamon stick wafting in and out of the medium- to full-bodied middle. The aromas continue to influence you as it lingers, with a good balance of grip and acidity.

This Merlot-driven red is ideal for near-term drinking, which is a huge bonus in Bordeaux in my opinion. Obviously, 2005 being a more dynamic year, will need some time in the bottle to soften and mature, yet like many 2004s, this red is a real bargain, and one you don’t have to wait too long for.

We have a good supply of 2004, at $22.98 on special (normally around $30 retail) so if Bordeaux is what is on your mind, look no further than this tasty red.

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