Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tuesday Tasting: Château Carbonnieux

1970 Château Carbonnieux
$86 (wine-searcher.com)

Aroma: very little, maybe wood shavings
Texture: medium to full bodied
Taste: some cherry and dried plums
Finish: some tannins at end, relatively abrupt

Thought it might be a goner due to ullage level at mid to low shoulder. Discolored cork pushed straight in. Still remarkably dark color, with slightly pale edges. Eaten with a modified beef stroganoff (no beef, added parsley and parmesan). This wine even complemented our roasted brussels sprouts. I can imagine drinking this with Jim Harrison and Guy de la Valdene, over a midwinter dinner in the UP. If you can find this, buy it.

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