This time I tasted wines from a supermarket with a various price level. I describe all the wines from supermarkets as: “buy now, sell tomorrow and tell your customer to drink it as soon as he gets home” but I am sure some of them you can leave in your cellar for a little longer.
Chateau de Bessanes Bordeaux AOC 2011
Easy to drink wine with an intensive aroma of black fruits (blueberry, blackberry, dark cherry) with spices (black pepper, fennel) and some oaky notes (oak, vanilla, toast, walnut). In the mouth the wine tastes like wood but it doesn’t have too much tannins. It costs just a few Euro, so it is worthwhile trying, especially that it gives a nice complex aroma and is easy to drink.
– – – Chateau de Bessanes Bordeaux 2011; France, Bordeaux AOC; CCVQ; GFA Danchotte; 13%vol.; about 7 Euro; 50.6/14 – – –
Chateau de Monsegur 2012
This is a wine with beautiful, deep, almost black colour and it smells of fermented cabbage with a hint of dark cherry and it tastes of wood with some dry tannin and a very short finish. This is a typical supermarket wine and although I didn’t like it I am sure there is many people who will enjoy it.
– – – Chateau de Monsegur 2012; France, Bordeaux Brineam; about 5 Euro; (no backlabel, so I coudln’t collect all the information about wine) – – –
Chateau de Lidonne 2011
An intensive but not very complex aroma of black currant, blackberry and dark cherry with a hint of liquorice. On the palate the wine tastes of a bit overcooked black fruits with a dark cherry finish. It is a very simple and short wine but nice.
– – – Chateau de Lidonne 2011; France, Cote de Bourg AOC; SCEA des Vignobles Kiert; 12,5% vol; Grand Vin de Bordeaux; about 13-15 Euro – – –
Chateau Saint Remy 2010
Aroma of fruits (black currant, dark cherry) with marmalade and spices (black pepper, fennel) and some smokey and oaky notes. On the palate it tastes of blueberry with some black currant and lots of residual sugar. Finish with sage, short but nice. It’s not an expensive wine and is gives a lot of nice organoleptic impressions and definitely it is worthwhile tasting.
– – – Chateau Saint Remy 2010; Grand Vin de Bordeaux; France, Bordeaux, Fronsac AOC; Remy Rousselot; 14,5% vol.; gold medal in Challenge International du Vin 2014; about 12 Euro- – –
A very interesting aroma, balanced with a subtle dark cherry, blackberry and a hint of toast. In the mouth it is almost without taste – very short, very simple and disappears quickly showing just a bit of wood. I think the wine lacks of.. elegance, but apart from that it is a very good and easy to drink wine for people, who knows not too much about wine and don’t like to meditate over the glass.
– – – Elegance 2011; Grand Vin de Bordeaux; Chateau Haut Pommarede Graves; gold medal in 2013 Concours General Agricole de Paris; (no backlabel, so I coudln’t collect all the information about wine – – –
Chateau Lamouroux Graves 2010
A wine with deep, almost black colour and, in my opinion, a very interesting one considering the price. The bouquet is very complex – black and red currant, blackberry, dark cherry are followed by notes of wood, smoke, mocha and white pepper. In the mouth it tastes of dark cherry, coffee and vanilla. The alcohol is not noticeable, the finish is quite long with nice tannins and a hint of oak. It is a wine, that I would buy again without blinking.
– – – Chateau Lamouroux Graves 2010; Grand Vin de Bordeaux; France, Bordeaux, Graves AOC; SCEA du Grand Enclos de Cerons; 14% vol.; about 18 Euro- – –
Chateau Haut Beyzac Haut-Medoc 2010 – the wine of the week
The wine has an amazing colour – ruby on the edge and deep black in the middle. Nose is not very intensive, but balanced and complex – liquorice, smoky and toasty notes, very “grill-ish”; apart from these you will find dark cherry and some strawberry confiture. On the palate it has a good structure with taste of black currant, blackberry, plum with bitter spices and quite long finish. It is a very simple wine considering the range of classic Haut-Medoc style wines, but it is on the similar price level as other supermarket wines from this week’s blend and it makes it the best wine of all that I tasted this time.
– – – Chateau Haut Beyzac Haut-Medoc 2010; Cuvee o’Peyrat; Bordeaux, France, Haut-Medoc AOC; 14,5% vol. 60% merlot, 40% cabernet sauvignon; 30% in new barrel; about 8 Euro – – –
Chateau Haut Langlade 2012
It is a very simple wine, a neutral one in my opinion – because it reminds me of water, no wine ;) The bouquet is very watery – not only a little intense but also smells of nothing. In the mouth the wine is also watery with a hint of overcooked dark cherry, too intense alcohol and a slightly noticeable tannins. It is not a bad wine but definitely the simplest I have ever tasted – and I would pay max 4-6 Euro for it.
– – – Chateau Haut Langlade 2012; Montagne Saint Emilion; 13,5% vol.; Michel Coudroy; Medaille d’Or 2014 Consours General Agricole; about 18 Euro – – –
Chateau Coudert Saint Emilion Grand Cru AOC 2001
After the first sniff I said „cauliflower!”, few seconds later there were also spices, cigar and smoke. In the mouth the wine was more interesting and balanced, even if it tastes of marmalade from overcooked fruits with some pharmacy-like notes. It is an interesting wine, an old one, but it is not my taste.
– – – Chateau Coudert Saint Emilion Grand Cru AOC 2001; Maison Carles St Christophe St Emilion, Bordeaux, France; 13% vol.; about 12 Euro – – –
Le Different de Chateau de Ferrand 2011
A nice wine with aroma of dark cherry, red currant and a hint of wood. The mouth are surprisingly complex – at the beginning very intensive taste of fruits, spices, herbs and oaky notes; few seconds later you can feel black currant and dark cherry followed by bitter spices. All the elements are very balanced and it is another very good wine worthwhile tasting.
– – – Le Different de Chateau de Ferrand 2011; France, Bordeaux, Saint emilion Grand Cru; Heritiers du Baron Bich; 14% vol.; 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc; 5% Cabernet Sauvignon; about 13 Euro- – –
Chateau Haut Fonrazade 2003
The bouquet is amazing! Complex, long lasting and nice: dark cherry, black currant, blackberry with spices and herbs (black and white pepper, fennel) and some oaky aromas (wood, walnuts) – everything perfectly balanced. In the mouth the wine was disappointing, in my opinion the fruit was too overcooked with alcohol being too noticeable. This is a wine that I could smell without stopping but I didn’t enjoy the palate. I think someone made a mistake with the price of this wine…
– – – Chateau Haut Fonrazade 2003; Saint Emilion Grand Cru AOC; 13% vol.; Maison Carles SAS Exploitant St Emilion; about 55 Euro – – –