Les Caves Joseph Bordeaux Rouge 2007
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.
Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:
. . . 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 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.
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.