Screen Shot 2015-03-08 at 5.21.06 PMIt seems more and more the beginning of my posts have nothing to do with the wine that I am drinking and this one won’t be any different. I need to say how much I truly hate daylight savings time. The theory is that it saves energy and is for the farmers. It does not help this at all. The amount of heart attacks, work accidents, and car accidents increase during this time every year. When are we going to stop this practice of changing the clocks for nothing.

With that I need some wine, the 2010 Chateau Nardou Red Bordeaux is up next. This wine from the Bordeaux region of France is 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. I am not sure where I got this one.

I could not find a whole lot of information on this wine but I can tell you Wine Enthusiast gave it 90 points and has this to say:

A smooth, beautifully rich wine with great swathes of ripe fruit. The wine is concentrated and dense, showing the best of the year with its fine, ripe fruits. Age for 3–4 years.

 

What did I think?

Color – Deep dark red.

Nose – Cherries and blackberries.

Taste – Black cherry, smoke and cedar.

Finish – Medium to long with high acid and high tannins.

Overall, this has a pretty muted nose but the taste is very complex. I know I did not illustrate that in my review but it truly was. It is a very fruit forward Bordeaux and is good, just not great. It has a very coating mouthfeel, as well.

Rating: B+

~Justin