Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Libourne, Gironde, France
$18.99 at Wine Pro, Paducah, KY
Color: Dark ruby
Nose: Mushroom, cherry
Back: Chocolate, firm tannins
Burns clean?: Yes
Another somewhat disappointing Bordeaux. If I had a bottle of this, I'd wait another year before opening it, perhaps two, in hopes that it'll integrate better. As with many Bordeaux, it needs air, but even then, though the fruit and the chocolate come out, it retains a slight astringency and resistance. If you dig astringency and resistance, you will *love* it! You perv.
It wasn't bad with chili and beans, I dare say, on a frigid night.