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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Wine Entries : Reserve de la Comtesse 2001 and Chateau Vaccant Bordeaux Molleux 2004 (French)

First of all a very Merry X’mas 2006 to all my readers, albeit a little late. I had these two bottles of wine opened at a X’mas Eve Dinner with beef steak, turkey and an array of goodies, thus the focus was not completely on the wine.

Reserve de la Comtesse 2001

This wine is available at Carrefour going for S$52 dollars now, compared to what I bought at the fair at S$49.Nice dark ruby red in colour and had a wonderful bouquet.

Smell : Violets, black plums, raspberries. An approachable and yet seductive, delicate bouquet.

Taste : Smooth, well balanced oak and fruit. Matured tannins. Vanilla at the end.

After-Taste : Good medium finish with no severe tannins.

Description at back of bottle : In French…:-)

Chateau Vaccant

I must say that this bottle is somewhat of a disappointment, though made in the same style as the Bordeaux Sauternes, the quality falls far short of it. I am totally skeptical about the description at the back of the bottle. The bottle was purchased at Wine Connection at East Coast for S$25 and in the glass a pale yellow.

Smell : Deep ripen lemon peel. With a distinct unpleasant smell of sulphides.

Taste : Mildly sweet finishing off with lemon peel and acidity. Somewhat refreshing.

After-Taste : Short finish with an abrupt end.

Description at back of bottle : Located in Ligueux 8 km South East from Sainte-Foy-la-Grande. Chateau Vaccant is made from 55% Sauvignon Blanc and 45% Semillon. This mellow wine offers a light gold robe with a fresh flowery bouquet. Its taste is fine and fruity.

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1 Comments:

  • At 3:35 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    I rather think this is a very pleasant wine on a hot summer day to sip and enjoy.
    Paul

     

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