Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Focus on Bordeaux: Château Bonnet Bordeaux 2009

 Marc Soucy - Focus on Bordeaux :  

Château Bonnet  Bordeaux  2009
Ch. Bonnet / Vignobles Andre Lurton, Bordeaux, France        
Grapes:  50% Merlot - 50% Cabernet Sauvignon

Another wine from Château Bonnet (I'm a fan, what can I say...) is Andre Lurton’s bread-and-butter red, the basic Bordeaux. Always keeping an eye on representing the region’s grapes as fairly as possible, this one is split 50/50 between Bordeaux’s two top grapes, it would seem intended to capture as much of the collective identity of the region as possible. The wine is aged partially in both stainless steel and in oak barrels, then blended for further variety and complexity. This wine is expected to mature gracefully for 3-7 years, meaning we are hopefully beginning to enter its “golden age” now.     

    Marc's Tasting Notes:
Dark ruby with good extraction, aromas of plums and black cherry appear, complemented by notes of candied fruit, caramel and tobacco leaf. The fruit forward style retains much Bordeaux character, with cherries, dark plums, and black currants on the palate. That said, this does come across to me as another “new world” styling from Andre Lurton, something that is likely to please many American wine drinkers who are not yet initiated into the world of Bordeaux. (The naming of its two grapes right on the front label is another clue.)
 -- Marc Soucy, FWS  


FWS: Certification by the French Wine Society, Washington D.C. & Paris France

Wine Tasting Notes Prepared for BLM Wine 


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