Tasting Notes : Vin Perdu, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvingon 2005

Vin Perdu, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

This is the second wine of the famous, Amuse Bouche from the joint venture, Heidi Barrett and John Schwartz. This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

The nose is round and attractive with liquorice and blackcurrant. On the palate the wine is well balanced with a great integration of the tannins and the acidity. Plenty of fruits on the mid palate with some raspberries, probably coming from the Cabernet Franc. The soft texture leads to a great finish!

QC

Tasting Note : Chateau Cheval Blanc 1967

Chateau Cheval Blanc 1967

Aromas of raspberry on the nose with tobacco and cedar wood. The leafy style, due to its age, gives the wine a pleasant farm yard character. On the palate, the wine has a suprising level of acidity that you would not expect for an 43 years old wine from a vintage like 1967. The fruits are still present, however we can see the wine has reached is peak a while ago and starts now to decline.

I must admit that trying this Cheval Blanc blind, I was not expecting it to be so aged and it was a nice surprise to see it could still stands its grounds in the glass and was a real pleasure to drink.

QC