Friday, October 17, 2014

Sainte Anne 2009 Bordeaux Red Wine

Sainte Anne 2009 Bordeaux Red Wine, $10.00-$16.98, 88 points, poured near black at the core transitioning to an inky Burgundy purple/red and a clear rim.
The aroma was near "dumb" with barely a hint of plum and cedar.
Medium-bodied with good acidity and grainy firm tannin which without would have given this red wine of little blackberry, black currant, and plum flavors a failing grade.
Finished fairly long on an accelerating spiciness, savory, mint, and a well integrated 13.5% alcohol.
Varietals were 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petite Verdot.
I think a few words of commentary are in order: This being a $10 Red Bordeaux with such a good score speaks volumes as to its relative value; as a common-man's Red Table Wine, few Red Bordeaux Wines will match the 2009 Sainte Anne's QPR.
I bought this wine at the Derry Hannaford's Super Market on close-out, and intend to pickup more if there are any left!

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