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Chateau Haut-Maurac Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2009


Recommendation: A great rough and ready Bordeaux that’s a good value for the price.

Winery/Producer: Chateau Haut-Maurac; Saint Yzans de Medoc, France.

Grape Variety: Bordeaux blend.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Medoc; Bordeaux, France

Vintage: 2009

Price: $19.99 (with a 20% discount)

Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Meatballs in red sauce; pasta; salad of greens with artisan vinegar and oil.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened one hour before drinking. Very dark purple, almost opaque with a light rim. Light fruity aromas. Intense, dry, ripe current and blackberry taste and a long finish that continues to get dryer and is full of dusty dark fruit and mineral. WOW, what mouth gripping acidity and firm tannins all through the finish. Not “fine” or “polished” but a delicious red Bordeaux blend that I would love to have as our house wine. A great rough and ready Bordeaux that’s a good value for the price.

    She said: Think about eating lunch at a local village bistro and ordering this wine. You get the house wine and have a wonderful meal. The wine is great. It has no subtleties and is rather one dimensional but it goes well with the meal and is easy drinking. Nice bouquet with a pleasant taste and agreeable tannins into the medium-long finish. With a medium body and pleasing dryness it stands up to the meatballs as well at the salad. It was good.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 14%

Bar code: 3 760154 420655

Imported by: Saranty Imports; White Plains, New York.