Monday, March 9, 2009
Chateau Le Barrail Medoc 2004
This Medoc is a Bordeaux blend made from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. A big fruity red wine with deep luxurious color and aromas to match. Silky, with ripe juice, and spices on the nose, with flavors of black fruits, resin and earth, followed by fresh cut wood. The mouth shows smooth balance and purposeful but not overpowering tannins, supported by a well integrated acidity and reflecting a finish that gives freely of itself. This one is mouthwatering and delicious and would be a perfect wine to pair with red meats or cheeses, in the $15 range.