Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Chateau Barrail Chevrol 2004 Grand Vin de Bordeaux (France)

It's another Dave selection tonight (see last night's installment to find out what I am talking about) ... this time it's the petite Bordeaux he recommended, with a price tag of 8.99. Once again Dave proved he knows his wines, he'd better he sells them for a living. At first this wine was nothing to write home about, but thankfully it opened quickly in the glass (no more than 15 minutes) to reveal lots of good fruit flavours and smells. Cassis and other black fruit with a hint of spice on the nose. The palate was rich in black fruit and a hint of herbs with a titch of some woodsy note. This one is ready to drink now, and at that price you could drink it every night.