Sunday, February 25, 2007

My first Bordeaux

I've been reading up on Bordeaux, so when the first sip of Chateau Trocard Bordeaux Superieur 2003 hit my mouth, its flavors made perfect sense. There was that unmistakable flush of smoke and tannin that comes with a sip of Cabernet Sauvignon. But the full-bodied onslaught is tempered somewhat by a soft, round finish — to the point where I want to guess that there's some Merlot in there somewhere. I can't find the blend specifics online anywhere, and they're not listed on the bottle, so I'm sort of guessing.

I like this wine. For the price — $10! — it's sophisticated and complex. Its coloration is a gorgeous plummy purple, and the nose is divine and smells almost exactly like it tastes. I imagine that if I could actually afford $80 bottles of Bordeaux, I might have found my signature wine. But I'm actually holding out that designation for a fabulous Burgundy. And I think I might have to skip the pond to find it.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh, good luck with that, mama. I've read that Burgundy is a finicky, finicky customer. Let me know if you find one that knocks your socks off.

NOTE: The word verification assholes may think it's cute to run two letters together so that it looks like another. Or a dotted G. But it isn't cute. No. Not cute at all.

3/05/2007 10:21 AM  

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