Friday, January 30, 2015

Château Floréal Laguens 2010 Bordeaux Supérieur

Château Floréal Laguens 2010 Bordeaux Supérieur, $12.59-$13.99, 90 points, poured opaque ruby trending crushed black currant purple/red with a flash of maroon and a clear rim at the leggy glass wall.
Smells of earth, mushrooms, clove, cinnamon, cedar, a hint of red cherry, and blackberry were quite nice.
This Bordeaux-young wine was still very tannic, and with good acidity quickened the medium-plus body with fullness, along with lively and pleasant flavors of anise, cola, and pomegranate all of which promised a prolonged future.
Finished well with black tea, spice, escalating tannins, and warmth from the 14.5% alcohol.
I'm guessing that this wine could rest for years to come, but if you're like me and enjoy strong tannins, then this is a big/pleasant surprise (hard to find very good red Bordeaux wines for this price).
Varietals were a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot (best information I could find).


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