Monday, 29 June 2009
A Walk Through Bordeaux - Au revoir Arno
Nestled in the usual spot in the bowels of George Street my Aussie mate and I are joined for the first time by the Snake Charmer and the Southern Cellarman. We’re here with Arno who shares with us a selection of delights from Bordeaux.
Chateau Roquetaillade Graves, 2007 £9.50
Chateau Tour Prignac, Haut Medoc 2005 £14.95
Chateau Potensac Medoc 2004 £17.50
Chateau La Croix Bonis, Saint Estephe 2002 £15.95
Chateau Olivier Graves 1999 £30.00
Chateau Loubens, Sainte Croix du Mont 1989 £29.50
Some interesting wines, but for me, based on value for money as well as taste the Chateau La Croix Bonis, Saint Estephe 2002 came out on top. A lovely aroma of burnt wood, prunes and spices followed up with being nicely balanced on the palate. Dried black fruits, tannic with plenty of life still left in it.
The Chateau Loubens, Sainte Croix du Mont 1989 was a huge hit with everyone. Full bodied with fresh acidity coupled with orange marmalade, delightful.
This was the last tasting to be shared with Arno and I will him all the best as he heads home to for awhile to work in a vineyard.
Thanks Arno for sharing some great wines with us!