Tuesday Quick Sip – 2005 Chateau d’ Arcins Haut-Medoc

2005 Chateau d’ Arcins Haut-Medoc

Wine Information –

Region: Bordeaux, Franc

AOC: Haut-Medoc (near Margaux and St. Julien)

Grapes: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc

Price: $23

chateaudarcins2005My Tasting Notes –

Nose: cherry, barnyard, red clay, eucalyptus

Taste: barnyard, red currant, cedar, menthol, porcini mushroom, blackberry

Mouthfeel: full body, great acidic backbone with tight leathery (borderline velvety) tannins

Finish: long with flavors turning to dark fruit and earth overtones

I was really in the mood for a Bordeaux the other night and this really fit the bill, another great Bordeaux from the 2005 vintage. Very approachable but could still go for another 5 years or so, with plenty of fruit, acid and tannins left to mingle with each other and keep developing this wine.


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