Tuesday, October 9, 2012

missouri beverage autumn bordeaux presale aquitaine... as in eleanor I assume

chateau freynelle blanc.. 2011 sauvignon and muscadell.. which added much softness.. could use some more acidity.
chateau freynelle rouge 2009  merlot based.. young vines on the nose and palate... not as good as some in this price point

Laroque 2011...Vine de Pays de la cite de carcassone... 100% cab franc... and it was gorgeous... and inexpensive.. blew me away... lovely aromas and palate... not a false note in the taste...

belleview peycharneau 2009 bordeaux superiore.. dark color in glass and lush tannin and fruit and just a touch of oak.. very nice

Haut Colombier Cote du Blaye 2009  lots of fruit... soft and easy drinking... not complex by any means

Sant Andre Courbin St Emilion 2009 berry and cedar with the cedar overwhelming the tannin and fruit.. not my favorite

chateau coutet st emilion 2009  lots of heritage from the land surrounding it.. organic and pre phyloxeria.. but didnt right down notes so must not have been that memorable

Chateau Blaignan Medoc Cru Bourgeois.. smooth and supple.. lush.. much tamer in the tannin and oak department.. very nice.. and shipped in wood

Tournefeuille (turning leaf for Gallo fans) 2009 Lalande de Pomerol  merlot, cab franc.. no french stink... beautiful aromas  and loads of dark berry fruit.. very nice.

Mongravey Margaux 2009. with the order being 2010.. there is the french stink... 70% cab.. more earthy than the right bank offerings above.. and lots of graphite and cassis.. tannins are being obvious

Fonbadet Pauillac 2010  light bodied with a hint of iron on the front.. very nice drinking but for the money the ones above where much more exciting

La Riviere Sauternes 2009.. the usual lovely honey and stone fruit nose, soft on the palate.. unctious but not too much with good acidity.. palate cleansing could use some bleu cheese

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