Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nine Bordeaux: A Tasting at Snooth

Greg Dal Piaz from Snooth organized a tasting last week to sample nine Bordeaux wines from the 2004, 2005 and 2006 vintages, and below are some of my tasting notes.


Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut-Medoc
Full bodied, animal, barnyard, chocolate covered cherries, cherry liquore, dry leaves, $50.

Chateau Prieure-Lichine Margaux
Vegetal aromas, lilac/violet, mesquite, flavors of wood, bark and licorice, $40.

Chateau Dassault St. Emilion
90% Merlot, blackberry, cherry, berries, vanilla, barbecue sauce, nose shows petroleum, chocolate, flavors of caramel with coffee-like tannins, normally $40 but can be found for as little as $20.


Chateau Mazeris Canon Fronsac
Raspberries, blue fruits, cooked fruits, wax cherry candy, $30.

Chateau Olivier Pessac-Leognan
Muted aromas, mint, mocha, clay (someone mentioned playdough), powdered dry flowers, musk, $40.

Chateau Camensac Haut-Medoc
Petrol, ripe cherries, milk chocolate, and violets, $25.


Chateau Sociando Mallet Haut-Medoc
Minty with cigar smoke, cedar and vanilla, $50

Chateau Camensac Haut-Medoc
Purple fruits, noticeable tannins, some bite, $25

Chateau Prieure-Lichine Margaux
Liked this, sweet and pretty, chalk flavors of blueberry and blackberry, $40

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