70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon from France.
SRP of $14 but available for As low as $10. Sample received courtesy Pasternak Wine Imports for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"Bordeaux Red Wine2009 Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Bordeaux Contrôlée Réserve Spéciale. That's quite a name, but here at The Reverse Wine Snob we try to only judge wines based on how they taste. So what did we think of this wine? Read on...
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
A judicious blend of traditional Bordeaux varietals give complexity and character to this delicious claret.
On the nose there is a whole lot of blackberry plus some spice and licorice aromas. When tasting you are hit with juicy blackberry and black currant flavors followed by nice mild tannins on the short finish. This is a medium-bodied, jammy wine that will appeal to people who like a lot of fruit flavor in their glass. And while this fruit forward wine might not be very complex, it is quite easy to drink.
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Taste Rating: 7 Cost Rating: 7
Overall Rating: 7.0
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