Sunday, March 10, 2013

Chateau La Confession 2008

This time I would like to express a wine from Bordeaux with young brand. It is Chateau La Confession from St. Emilion.  The first vintage was dated back just over a decade, it was 2001 when Jean-Philippe Janoueix has been in charge over the vineyard.

Date of Tasting: 2 January 2013
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 66% Merlot,  34% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 13.8%
Origin: St. Emilion, France
Appellation: St. Emilion Grand Cru
Expect to Pay: THB1,500 – 2,500 (retail price in Thailand)
Web: n.a.
Chubby Score: 94/100
Value for money: 10/10
Professional Rating: WA - 93/100, WS - 89/100, JR - 15.0/20.0

Appearance: rich and dark purple red
Aroma: perfume of dark berries, licorice, and cedar
Palate: medium to full bodied style of wine with soft and smooth texture of tannins, big wine with waves of ripe black fruits, complexity with multi layers of structure, hint of vanilla and coffee.

This wine is a kick for the vintage.  Excellent wine that is approachable at young age but with capability to last for more than a decade.  Excellent and impressive.  Such a good value for money.  Wish I have more in stock.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound

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