Château de La Riviére: Bordeaux 2001

Château de La Riviére: Bordeaux 2001

If you are looking for a wine that displays more earthy with mildew hints in the palate than a "typical" Bordeaux, this one is for you!

The nose was of mildew, oak, cherry and green bell pepper. The palate was black cherry, green pepper, wet grass, plum and oak. This one has many flavors going on, but the good structure holds it all in place. The finish was medium in length, and of plum and a mineral-chalk. This mildew, grass and chalk combination seems fairly unique for me, and it was quite enjoyable. As the bottle opened, the palate moved to green pepper, mineral-chalk, cherry and oak. The palate characteristics remained similar, with a marked change in the smoothness of the sips. As the wine opens, the good tannins match well with the smooth, and lengthened flavor distinctions of the palate. This one should decanted, and definitely tried at least once. I would recommend Bleu cheese as a perfect pairing for this selection. Cheers!

Reviewed by:
Peter Kozlowski - EpicStyle


Price: $30.00 


 

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