K&L Value Bordeaux Tasting

Tasted September 12, 2009 by soyhead with 452 views

Flight 1 (1 note)

2006 Château de Lugagnac France, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur
88 points
nose - strawberry, candied, a touch vegetal. Juicy fruit in the mouth

Flight 2 (1 note)

2006 Les Tours De Peyrat France, Bordeaux, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux
89 points
nose - toasty oak, some floral type flavors as well - almost reminiscent of chewing gum.
mouth - red fruit with good cocoa notes. drinking well.

Flight 3 (1 note)

2005 Château L'Avocat France, Bordeaux, Graves
87 points
nose - smoky oak and not much fruit
mouth - well balanced. has a cherry punch type flavor. Quite tannic

Flight 4 (1 note)

2006 Château D'Aiguilhe France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
89 points
very dark magenta / verging on violet
nose - smoky and creamy oak
mouth - dark plums and red berries. Smooth mouthfeel yet still quite tannic. Could use some time in bottle.

Flight 5 (1 note)

2005 Château Arnauton France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Fronsac
89 points
nose - red fruit followed by oak
mouth - dark cherry and ripe strawberry with mouthcoating tannins

Flight 6 (1 note)

2005 Château Plain-Point France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Fronsac
90 points
nose - sweet oak
mouth - well balanced juicy red fruit with some hints of spice on the finish. Delicious

Flight 7 (1 note)

2005 Château de Pressac France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
88 points
nose - oaky. Mouth - juicy red fruit with prominent tannins

Flight 8 (1 note)

2006 Château Rouget France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
91 points
nose - pungent nose of smoke, mesquite, and roasted meat. This is the most distinctive nose of the evening - is it from the barrel treatment?? mouth - cornucopia of red and dark fruits, almost fruit punch like, yet fully dry. Considerable tannins. Already showing very well.

Flight 9 (1 note)

2005 Château Ducluzeau France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Listrac-Médoc
89 points
nose - ruby red grapefruit! mouth - fruit punch, with a touch of bitterness on the finish making it highly reminiscent of 'Hawaiian punch'.

Flight 10 (1 note)

2005 Château Lanessan France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc
84 points
nose - oak predominates. to a lesser extent red fruit
mouth - flat. red fruit, but uninspiring

Flight 11 (1 note)

2005 Château Haut-Bages Libéral France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
85 points
nose - toasty oak.
mouth - light red fruit. i did not appreciate the spiciness that was touted. One of the more expensive wines of the night , yet paradoxically to me seemingly lacking in complexity.

Flight 12 (1 note)

2003 Château La Lagune France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc
86 points
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