Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chateau de Pitray 2005 Cotes de Castillon Grand Vin de Bordeaux

I decanted this wine with vigorous aeration then let it rest for a few hours.

Nearly opaque ruby color.

Very little smell, what there is is blackberry, black cherry.

Black cherry and blackberry flavors, hint of blueberry, I don't detect oak. Bright with acid, tannic finish.

A day later the bottle seemed to have a more pronounced aroma, so a second bottle was opened a few days after, decanted with vigorous aeration and tasted after half a day of rest but showed no obvious differences. A third bottle, opened without decanting, seemed to have slightly more pronounced aroma and flavor.

A somewhat overpriced bottle for $17.99. I'll continue looking elsewhere for bargain Cab Sauv.

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