Friday, February 7, 2014

Château Vrai Canon Bouché Canon-Fronsac 2010 Bordeaux Red Wine

Château Vrai Canon Bouché Canon-Fronsac 2010 Bordeaux Red Wine, $32.29-$37.99, 92 points, poured deep crushed black currant purple/red up to the leggy glass wall and the transparent rim.
A beautiful dominant aroma of cedar with clove, cinnamon, earth, and roses impressed.
On the palate, the velvet-like full body had a near perfect balance of acids and layered-sweet tannin.
Anise, flowers, mushrooms, with damson plum, black currant, and tart pomegranate hardly describe the flavors of this impressive dry red wine.
Finished very long on the trailing palate with an intensifying tannin, warmth of the 14% alcohol, oak, and muted black pepper.
Varietals are 95% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Malbec.
Just a quick comment: This wine drinks fine right now, but with rich cuisine: stews, wild red meats, spiced grass-fed beef, and lamb. I loved this wine by itself, but the tannins were a bit rough, and if you have time, hide this one for five to ten years. I'm certainly glad I bought two, but wished I could have purchased a case.


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