Sunday, April 27, 2008

2000 Chateau Malmaison

This is a classic example of a great QPR (Quality to Price Ratio) Bordeaux! Pulled from the cellar, stored at a perfect 55 degrees, and decanted through the Vinturi, this wine displayed great notes of raspberry jam and other dark fruits on the nose. Hints of earth, pepper, and straw also evolved with other floral notes. We enjoyed this "on the bistro" with an incredible antipasto that Zelda created, accompanied by K-Fed and M-Dog.

On the palate, the fruit shined, with more hints of raspberry, currants, and tons and tons of fruit. This wine was very jammy, and continued to evolve in the decanter and in the glass with time. Notes of plum later shined. The fruit was definately the star, and this wine was not shut down to say the least. It is drinking beautifully now, and the tannins were very supple, almost non existent. Hints of cherry on the 30 second finish, and this bottle was a true treat at $20. I would love to find more at this price. Overall, 90 out of 100 points, and a great value!

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