Still kind of a noob as far as expressing what I'm tasting and still developing my palate, but this is what I thought.
This wine wasn't bad, but definitely not anything special. I suppose I shouldn't have expected anything great from a regular Red Bordeaux, however, I figured one of the greatest wine regions in the world would impart a bit of it's terroir into any swill that came out of it.
I was able to identify some slight stone fruit smells, but wasn't able to pinpoint anything distinct. This wine has a slight oiled leather aroma that I couldn't put my finger on until I read it on their web site. It has a halfway decent balance with fairly soft tannins (they are definitely still present, just not overbearing) on the finish. The finish itself is short to medium and I would say this has a fairly thin mouthfeel. It should be noted that this wine may be past it's prime at this point.
Conclusion: I'd drink it again if someone handed me a glass, but will not pay for another bottle from this chateau.
Tasting date : 10 Jun 2010
Maturity : Past Maturity
Meaning on the maturity :
Not sure, but I think it is too old.
Reviewed 6 years ago