Mouton Cadet Bordeaux 2011

Merlot from France - Bordeaux
Review Date : 10-Mar-2014
The ‘Edition Vintage’ label, 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, fermented to 13.5% alc., and aged 5 months in oak. Full, very dark black-hued ruby-red colour, lighter on rim. The bouquet is light and elegant with clean aromas of dark red currant and berry fruits with subtle nuances earthy plums and dried herbs. This is straightforward Bordeaux on nose. Dry and medium-bodied, tightly bound and with classical austerity, flavours of earthy red berry and currant-like fruit are melded with plums and dried herbs. The palate is a little dusty and dry in texture, the tannins prevailing. Light fruit notes follow the palate line, with fresh, balanced acidity completing the mouthfeel, and leading to a dry finish with some length. This is a straightforward, light, dry Bordeaux red to serve with roasted red meats over the next 3-4 years. 16.0+/20 Mar 2014 RRP $36.00 Dark, deep ruby-red colour, youthful in appearance. The nose is moderately full and deep with up-front, fresh, dark berry and plum fruit, lifted with subtle fresh herb notes, revealing jam elements. Medium-bodied, soft plum and boysenberry fruit flavours feature on the palate. The mouthfeel is soft and rounded with supple tannins enabling immediate approachability. The palate is lifted by fresh, underlying acidity, which along with the tannin textures carries the flavours of spiced plums and liquorice to a light, racy and dry finish. This is an up-front, soft and plummy Bordeaux red with good acid length. Match with pasta, roasted red meats and semi-hard cheeses over the next 3-4+ years. 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc fermented to 13.5% alc. 16.5+/20 Nov 2013 RRP $36.00

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