Sunday, February 7, 2010

*** $$$ Chateau Dassault, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France - Wine Tasting & Review

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Original Tasting and Review:

By way of background: Chateau Dassault, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France, is a blend of 70% merlot, 20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon for the 2007 vintage, finished nearly entirely in new oak barrels.

In the glass: Chateau Dassault shows as medium red in the glass.

On the nose: Poured with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, this Saint-Emilion Bordeaux shows a sweet, approachable, old world nose.

On the palate: The first element on the palate is a sweet cherry essence moving across your tongue.

And the wrap-up: The finish resolves to sweet red cherry.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for friendly!

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