As I’ve mentioned many times, I am always on the lookout for good deals on 2009 and 2010 vintages of Bordeaux. They were phenomenal years for Bordeaux, so I try to scoop up as many as possible; cellaring the 2010’s for another year or so, and happily drinking the 2009 bottles now. I was able to locate only scant details about Château De Mendis Bordeaux 2009. It is a product of Maison Johanes Boubée, the largest wine distributor in France under the umbrella of the Carrefour Group [the 2nd largest retailer in the world]. The negociant House of Johanes Boubée works directly with grape growers and vineyard owners, from “soil analysis to bottling”. The grapes for this vintage were sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards located in the communes of Larroque-Paillet in the Cadillac appellation of Bordeaux.
Dark garnet in colour, after decanting aromas of cherry, fresh baked bread and damp forest floor swirled about in the glass. Tart cherry and plum flavours were underscored by earthy elements in the medium body. Spicy white pepper and herbaceous traces comprised the moderate finish. This is an uncomplicated, gulpable glass that is a good accompaniment at the everyday table.
80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Mis en Bouteille au Château [Estate bottled]
Enjoy now thru 2014