1 year ago
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Croix de Marsan COSTCO 1/2 Case
Don't be intimidated by "élevé en fût de chêne"- just means that it was stored / aged (élevé = raised) in oak barrels. 60% merlot, 40% cabernet sauvignon (as all Bordeaux A.O.C. wines are supposed to be). "On the palate the attack is supple, the tannins are round and velvety" - sure, I would agree with that. I did not aerate the bottle, but I did let it "breathe" for a good 20 minutes before tasting the first glass. "Can be kept for 5 years" - well, it's not going to reach 5 months.
Bottled by a negotiant L.C.D.R. A F-33550 Gironde France, and imported to the US by Misa Imports, Dallas TX. For $5 a bottle, it's a good red table wine, negotiant bottled or not.