Chateau Lousteauneuf 2010 Bourdeaux Blend
My wife was at Costco recently and cruised the wine aisle wondering if any new juice hit the shelves. A bit surprised, she found a few French offerings. Loving the idea of revisiting all the great juice we had while in Paris this past summer, she picked a few up. Who could resist?
Not a big nose. Blueberry and floral nose. Secondary woodsy notes that are slightly warm and spicy. The palate is tart from the start. Be prepared for a large dose of silky tannins the get on just about everything. Structure is here and there. Finishes at the top of your mouth with some sour fruit and a wet tongue. Finish is long.
Had many great ideas but the story never seemed to completely come together.
Reail: $11.99 (at Costco!)
K&S Rating: 3 of 6
Winemaker Notes: “Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The wine is deeply-colored, very aromatic, ethereal and complex, with beautifully elegant tannin. The quality of the tannins comes from Chateau Lousteauneuf’s soil: gravelly rises with an ironpan subsoil.“