Maison Calvet 2009 Reserve - 86-87pts
Availability: Widely available at BCLDB stores
Date Tasted: February 18th, 2011
Tasting Notes: A charming vein of sweetness runs through the nose of this pleasing Bargain Bordeaux. Ripe, dark fruits and black licorice candy aromas dominate the juicy and concentrated nose. The dry palate follows with lighter than expected weight, easy-drinking tannins, a touch of spice and ripe plum and blackberry flavours. This Merlot heavy blend (80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon) should appeal to wine lovers who enjoy New World-leaning Bordeaux wines. Not built for the long haul, this wine is ready to drink now and will hold for another 2 years max. Drink 2011-2013.
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