Tuesday, 8 September 2009

TN : Chateau Bonnet Reserve 2005, Andre Lurton, Bordeaux, France

This wine received 87 points from Wine Spectator. The wine itself is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot. The consultant on this wine was Denis Galabert from the Oenologique Center of Grézillac.

This wine was imported by Bibendum.

Colour : Dark red

Aroma : Blackcurrant, oak, dark fruits, herbs

Taste : Blackcurrant, plums, oak, grainy tannins, a little closed right now or maybe the fruit is fading. Could be worth ageing for another three years to see if it opens up.

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 129 SEK

Mark : C

Website : Andre Lurton
Website : Bibendum

1 comment:

Peter Ross said...

The Bonnet is half Cabernet Sauvignon, half Merlot. I decanted it a good four hours before serving, and it delivered a performance I've normally seen in wines at twice the price. The tannins are still firmly in place and no doubt will soften after another five years or so. It's got an aroma of... the best way I can describe it is church basement. It's not corked, I'm not talking about wet cardboard. It's more along the lines of leather-bound books and broken pianos sitting in storage. Beneath that you've got blueberries, white pepper, vanilla, and dried cherries. The flavor is a little more closed, with cherry and plum showing up.And the best part is the taste will get doubled with Cohiba cigars.