Chateau de Macard Bordeaux Superieur 2009
Impressed by what I keep hearing about the 2009 Bordeaux vintage and the reputation of the winemaker, renowned Alain Aubert of Saint-Emilion estate Chateau Haut-Gravet, I purchased this through WTSO, Wines til Sold Out. At a price of $9.99 a bottle I thought it was a great deal and value. The way it works is that with a minimum order [4 in this example] you get free shipping, the regular or original retail price listed was $18.00.
This particular wine received a 90 pt rating from Wine Spectator along with its Smart Buy designation. It was also featured on the Today Show during a segment; Tips For Choosing the Perfect Holiday Wine.
Deep dark burgundy and purple in color this blend includes; Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Upon decanting I detected dark fruit notes, a distant oak aroma and what I would describe as terroir or minerality. Tasting after decanting 1+ hours this wine added; tobacco and black cherry to the palate. Showing a good acidic balance this medium bodied Bordeaux value did not taste like a $10.00 bottle of wine. I am glad I have 3 additional bottles in my cellar [the guest room :)] because it will be interesting to see how the flavors develop over time. Or if they do. This is where willpower comes in handy…..
- Chateau de Macard Bordeaux Suprieur 2009 (winebark.com)