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Auditioning the Reds

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The red wines. For a cellar tasting. We have to find something in our cellar at least ten years old. We looked at a very good Bordeaux from 2001. A Cos D’Estournel.

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Not impressed. I don’t know why it doesn’t show well. It is a second growth Bordeaux. Bought as a future from MacArthur. It was thin, acidic, tannic and did not show any good undertones. It wasn’t bad, just disappointing.

I may have to bring a 2001 Linden. At least the Virginia wines can last for 12 years. Or more. Like our 1997 and our 1991. Or even the simple 2002 cabernet franc.

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Pity the Bordeaux faded way too early. Anyone want a few bottles at a good price?

About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

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