Seigneurs de Bergerac 2002

I had a cold for the past couple of weeks so I’ve been drinking plonk because I’ve had no sense of smell or taste.  Even if it were tasty I wouldn’t have known. I started feeling much better Wednesday and now feel safe reviewing wines once again.

Bergerac

Bergerac

Wine Name: Seigneurs de Bergerac 2002

Origin: France (Dordogne Valley)

Grapes: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc

Cost: $ 6.50

My thoughts: This wine was a nice, opaque purple color. The aroma was fruity. The taste was a bit fruity with a little bit of tannin, and a tart, almost salty taste in the mouth. It had a medium finish. What struck me about this wine was that it was quite different from the ones I’ve been tasting, and my sweetie summed it up by saying it wasn’t as sweet as the others. I wonder if this is one of the Old World style wines Robin Goldstein describes that hasn’t been “Parkerized?” I really liked this wine, and could appreciate the difference in taste between this and my usual merlot or shiraz. I’ll absolutely buy this again!

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