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Château Greysac Medoc 2005

It is no secret that the wines of Bordeaux are favorites of mine, so when I spotted a bottle of Château Greysac in a friend’s Vinotemp I just had to pour myself a glass. The beauty of a blended region such as Bordeaux is that their wines do not always require extensive aging to smooth out and achieve greater complexity.

This particular bottle of wine is from the left bank and is therefore predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon. Not surprisingly, the Château Greysac is moderately tannic. After decanting and swirling the wine in my glass I was greeted with pleasant notes of licorice, blackberry, currant, and cherry on the nose. Tasting revealed all of the typical hallmarks of Medoc Bordeaux – notes of cassis fruit, currant, and licorice were dominant. This wine revealed its beautiful balance with secondary notes of coffee and earth.

With an MSRP of $22, the 2005 vintage Château Greysac Medoc is a very good wine that lets you enjoy the unmistakable Bordeaux taste without the expense of the first growth reds.

86 points

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