Coravin fun - Medoc check-in continues and ring in

My place, Kent Street

Tasted November 14, 2018 by chatters with 21 views

Introduction

For the Medoc thing in December I want to do a bracket of Medoc near village wines vs classed growths from the village in question - today I wanted to check in on the Margaux and St Estephe. I chucked the Madiran in because, even though it's hit it's tenth birthday I wanted to make sure it was still the puppy I thought it would be. All were poured between 30-45 minutes before consumption

Flight 1 (3 notes)

Red
2008 Domaine Berthoumieu Madiran Cuvée Charles de Batz France, Southwest France, Madiran
From Coravin. Peppery spiced blackcurrant, liquorice, over cream, cedar an a spirituous note. On the palate it's juicy and savoury , leathery with liquorice and black fruit married to bold, drying, chalky tannins and 85% plain chocolate. Long, chewy, needs years but great potential.
Red
2000 Château Rauzan-Gassies France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
From Coravin. Leather, cedar, earthy, a little fresh coffee and cream, biscuit black plums and blackcurrant. On the palate there is an initial sourness to he fruit with similar flavours to the nose though the biscuit is more to the fore & the coffee more black and bitter. Broad across the mid palate, tannins are present but quite soft. Hmm.
Red
2000 Château Cos Labory France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe
From Coravin. Savoury, woody, herbaceous, brambles, dry toast, sweet spice, almost a pot pourri note. In the mouth there is still plenty of tannin but the dark, dense, slightly brooding fruit, still travels long backed by cedar and a little baked earth. Yum.

Closing

Those Bordeaux will be perfect for what I have planned. And the Madiran is, indeed, far too young…

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