When it comes to French wine there is so much to know. I am still not very versed in all of the wines and how my palate enjoys them. I learned from going to France that I prefer Bordeaux wines over Rhone wines. I really like the Medoc and Saint-Emilion regions for wine. The southern Malbec wines were good as well.
Today’s selection, like yesterdays, is from Vinosity in Culpeper, Virginia and is the 2011 Cheval Noir Saint-Emilion from Bordeaux, France. The blend is of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. They have a website and it seems that it doesn’t matter the year they leave the same tasting notes and information doesn’t change.
Here are the tasting notes from their website:
This delicate, elegant wine is remarkable for its silky tannins and its berry fruit and cinnamon notes.
No a whole lot there. Did I get more than that?
Color – Ruby red.
Nose – Black cherry and black currants with a slight earthiness to it.
Taste – Smoke, black cherry, and raspberry.
Finish – Velvety mouth feel with medium to high acid and a medium to long finish.
Overall, I was surprised at how fruit forward this wine was for being from France. I guess I like the more earthy Bordeaux wines. It is pretty basic. It isn’t great and it isn’t terrible.