Monday, November 21, 2005

November Rosé (1): France Bordeaux,

CHATEAU DE SOURS GRAND VIN DE BORDEAUX ROSÉ 2002, Bordeaux, France, 13.0% XD, SO38-2293 $21.95 (Retasted November 21, 2005)

Opimian describes this as: "... from prime quality free run juice from premium merlot grapes. Ripeness.. is combined wtih masses of juicy acidity. A 'drink-now'. " My notes: Cellared August 2003 and last tasted June, 2005. I noted at that time " a light ruby colour very clean and crisp in the glass .. a soft black cherry nose, smooth and dry on the palate with a long light cherry finish. Past peak but still a pleasant sipper." It hasn't changed much but the nose seems more like a good perfume, filling the nostrils and with staying power. With closed eyes it's a full-bodied well balanced white, no longer filled with juicy fruit. A velvet touch on the palate infused with light cherry and berry flavours and a long warm finish. An interesting sipper and excellent paired with pancakes covered with maple syrup, butter and slices of smoked bacon and grilled sweet sausage. Should go with any seafood dishes, grilled or pastas, or grilled/roasted white fowl.

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