Flying in blind is a difficult thing when it comes to wine. I could do all the reading about appellations, the AOC, and other strange conventions and it still wouldn't bring me closer to understanding a Bordeaux. So how does one pick a wine when on is still in a state of confusion over the whole concept. Well one could walk into the wine store pick a region that sounds nice, see a good price, and notice that the wine has a 90+ rating from a respected wine publication. So what does one come up with; the Château Lanessan 2005 Haut- Medoc.
I will be honest about this wine, it is everything it advertised. A beautiful mellow red with some good complexity. Very bold flavors and smooth tannins. It shows what a little age does to a quality wine makes it a very pleasant experience.
I did wish that I could have also pick up the Bordeaux glasses from Reidel but couldn't quite aford them yet. So keep watching for my experiment. Does a Bordeaux truly taste better in the Bordeaux glass? (Yes i know its been done before, but i just want to see for myself).