Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Chateau Mezain Bordeaux 2009

Pours a ruby color with a nice purple shift. Moderate aromas of cherry, red berries and dry earth.  The oak is apparent but restrained, as are the tannins which come across as soft and fine grained.

Flavors of raspberry, cherry and tobacco come through with a long finish and only a slight amount of pucker from acidity. The more I taste it the more I get a hint of gamey character in the middle of the taste.

I can’t say I would purchase this wine on purpose again, but I wouldn’t turn it down if it were served to me!

This is firmly a value Bordeaux, but not a bad one for the price of $12.99 at the local state liquor store.



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