Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Chateau du Vieux-Guinot St.-Emilion Grand Cru

Vignobles Rollet
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Grand Cru
St.-Etienne-de-Lisse, St.-Emilion, France
$21.99 -- Spec's Liquors, Bee Cave, TX

Color: Medium dirty garnet
Nose: Cherry, pig sty, black currant
Body: Medium
Front: Cassis, licorice
Middle: Sausage, broccoli
Back: Leather, espresso
Burns clean?: Yes
Cap: Cork

This is Bordeaux, alright. It tasted like broccoli and dirt for three and a half hours. Now the fruit flavors are starting to come out a bit. But it's still like you took red currants and a not-quite-ripe cherry and wrapped them in celery and smooshed it into your brand-new leather wallet and then rode around all one August day in your 1983 Chevy truck with the vinyl seats and leaky exhaust and then, when you met with your winemaker at about 5 p.m., took the unholy mash out of your back pocket and said, do it like this!