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2007 tasting notes of disappointing red wines

I have looked for Bordeaux widely available. The most disappointing ones are noted below.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2007 (between April and December). The tasting notes are listed by increasing prices, with the following format:

Appellation - producer - plot or brand - variety
Vintage - approximate price - general impression - on nose - on palate - after swallowing

Bordeaux - Malesan

2005 - 4 € - the glass levels would barely go down - the nose exhibits toffee, black chocolate and burnt hazelnuts - the palate is rather cloying, with burnt hazelnuts, red fruit, the texture of raw paste, a lack of freshness

Bordeaux - Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. - Mouton-Cadet

2004 - 10 € - a good factory product, it does not shows the sanitary problems of the Mouton Cadet 2001 - the feeble nose exhibits dust, blackberry, blackcurrant, weed (due to the incomplete ripeness of the grapes) - the palate shows blackcurrant, dilution, a lack of aromatic intensity, a structure typical to Bordeaux, it is green and aggressive on the taste buds (for lack of ripeness), balancing acidity - an alternative rendition of the Atlantic coast is the pure and robust Brégeon Cabernet 2002 at half the price

Côte rôtie - E.Guigal - Côtes Brune et Blonde - [syrah]

2002 - 25 € - technically well made but reserved - the feeble nose mainly show blackcurrant - the palate is dense but not very onctuous, it lacks aromatic expression even though the acidity is balanced -
- This wine misses the joice of the Gallet (same vintage, same price) which shows starfruit, blackcurrant, violet and juiciness!


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