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24 February, 2010

Les Caves Joseph Bordeaux Rouge 2007—Wine Review

Posted in : Bordeaux - Red on by : The Gourmez

Les Caves Joseph Bordeaux Rouge 2007
France

This Bordeaux smells peppery and tingles my nose. It is dry and tart, with a berry flavor of deep, dark cherries. There’s an extra layer to it that’s like molasses but not sweet  . . . rum notes?

The wine is very drinkable, especially the more you drink of it! It would likely go better with food than on its own.

3 stars

Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:

Vino and Veggies

. . . the Bordeaux was a LOT smoother. The aroma and flavor was grapey, and it was deep purple in color . . . It felt robust and velvety in my mouth-instead of attacking my tongue, it seemed to roll along my palate.

The Wineauxs on the 2005 Vintage

The big thing on the nose here is cinnamon. Earthy, spicy, dirty, funky – some cherries as well, but this is a dirty, filthy wine with good acid and nice, velvety tannins. The fruit comes through as the bottle opens, but so does a strong, freshly tanned leather quality. I feel like I’m chewing on a leather jacket.
Dried spices linger on the finish – from the dark brown cinnamon and clove to the green oregano and basil.

Decant Stop Tasting

This is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and that’s pretty much what it tastes like.  It is rare to be let down by a wine from the Bordeaux region, and this one doesn’t either, given that it only costs $5 at TJ’s.  Not bad for the price to be sure.  Not a lot of nose, but what there is, is pleasant.  It has a full and relatively complex flavor with not a lot of lingering after-taste.  Goes really well with cheese and other savories.  If you’re on a tight budget and looking for an everyday drinker, consider this one.

Reviewed 2.17.10.

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