Had a Glass: 2006 Château La Maroutine

Vintage: 2006
Producer: Château La Maroutine
Variety: Red Bordeaux Blend
Designation: N/A
Region: France
Sub-region: Bordeaux
ABV: 12.5%
Price: $20 (BC LDB)

He says: It’s hard to find a good bottle of Bordeaux for $20, and this bottle might just be the answer. A very balanced palate with refreshing acidity and moderate ripe, soft tannins, followed by a good, long finish. There are flavours of black fruit, blueberry, aniseed, and a taste of oak that is not at all overdone. Will buy again.

She says: Overall a good value-for-money Bordeaux. Juicy, black fruit with nice, chewy tannins that are not overdone. It had good depth of flavour with aniseed and herbal qualities that did not taste green or unripe, as they often can with cheap Bordeaux blends.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, med ruby
Smells like: Clean, med intensity, developing, black fruit, oak, earth, anise
Tastes like: Dry, med+ acidity, med body, med intensity, med ripe soft tannin, black fruit, blueberry, oak, aniseed, med alcohol, med+ finish
Summary: Good, Ready to drink but can keep

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★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

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