Sunday, October 14, 2012

Château La Tour de Bessan 2009 Bordeaux Red Wine

Château La Tour de Bessan 2009 Bordeaux, $22.94-$26.99. 91 points, has the complexity that a degree in Oenology helps to better understand, including the appellation, the earth, varietals (appears to be 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, with some web-sites including Melbec and Petit Verdot), and the history; so, I defer and refer you to Chateau La Tour Lurton Margaux for the much more of understanding. However I can still taste the wine and give you my opinion, an opinion mirrored by my son's blind tasting of this and the last two Bordeaux wines tasted (thank you Ethan).
Château La Tour de Bessan 2009 Bordeaux, has a dark red color at the core trending Burgundy toward the transparent rim.
The nose has hints of mint, red grape and sweet cooking spice.
A near full body carries medium-plus acidity and noticeably firm tannin ushering in a plethora of flavors, from black cherry, plum, black olive and earth to a long list of flavors that others found which I did not, but the finish is one we all agreed on: long, very long and spicy.
As for the QPR? I think $22.94 was a good price for a very good wine.


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