Saturday, December 5, 2009

Chateau Berliquet Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 1999

$75 Incredibly cheap. If you ever see this wine in store for this price again, buy as much as you can afford. My speculation is that this wine wasn't very impressive when it was bottled, but it has aged very well since then. The wine at this age has a nice garnet, orange color with residue at the bottom of the glass. It has an intense, refreshing, and complex fragrance of chocolate, earth, and black cherry. Medium+ body, medium acidity, medium+ tannin, and endless finish. It can probably be aged for another 3-5 years.

I would pair it with aged cheddar (raw milk cheddar) or game meats (seasoned with lots of herb or peppercorn).

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