Chateau La Chandelliere Cru Bourgeois Médoc 2015

This is a lovely and classical expression of Médoc.  Lightly coloured (for cabernet), it has aromatics that are restrained and savoury, and remind of red currants, cherry and cedar.  The palate has firm tannins and an earthy, savoury finish.  This is an enjoyable wine that can be approached now, but will also benefit from shortContinue reading “Chateau La Chandelliere Cru Bourgeois Médoc 2015”

Chateau Les Trois Manoirs Cru Bourgeois Médoc 2010

This wine presented as something of a mystery, since it did not have an importer’s label and I couldn’t see it for sale in Australia in any obvious place.  I liked it.  It has blackcurrant aromatics, and a hint of bitterness.  The palate has a lovely elegance to it with appealing fine grained tannins, andContinue reading “Chateau Les Trois Manoirs Cru Bourgeois Médoc 2010”

Château les Grands Chênes Médoc Cru Bourgeois 2012

Château les Grand Chênes is a merlot dominant blend from Bernard Magrez in the Médoc.  I wasn’t taken by the 2012 vintage of it.  Its aromatics show evident oak influence, with notes of varnish, cedar and vanilla.  The palate is medium bodied and there’s short length on the finish.  While perfectly pleasant, it lacks depthContinue reading “Château les Grands Chênes Médoc Cru Bourgeois 2012”

Chateau Patache d’Aux Médoc 2009

On my tastings to date, the hype surrounding the greatness of the Bordeaux 2009 vintage appears entirely justified.  Buy, buy, buy, I say.  Which is of course great news for all except for your bank balance.  Chateau Patache d’Aux, a cru bourgeois from the Médoc appellation to the north of the left bank in Bordeaux,Continue reading “Chateau Patache d’Aux Médoc 2009”

Chateau Tour Seran 2007

I was quite taken by this Médoc wine.  A blend of 65% merlot, 15% cabernet sauvignon, 10% cabernet franc and 10% petit verdot, it has classic left bank Bordeaux aromatics of earth, blackcurrant, tobacco leaf and some cigar box.  Its palate has a quite rounded mouthfeel with acid edges that I found to be quiteContinue reading “Chateau Tour Seran 2007”