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Chateau Ballan-Larquette

France, Rose Red Blend (Bordeaux Rose), Chateau Ballan Larquette, Bordeaux, 2010


Bordeaux Rose blend of: 45% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Cabernet Franc. Note: improved when served warmer than normal for a Rose.C/ Brick dust orange. Actually appears quite aged. Hope this is not an oxidized bottle… (it was not). N/ Strawberries, orange zest, crushed granite, dry burlap, hay, herbs, nutmeg, tiny waft of funkiness. […]

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France, White Bordeaux (Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon), Chateau Ballan-Larquette, Bordeaux, Gran Vin, 2009

N/ Lime zest, river stones, steel wool, dried hay and honey. Really quite elegant for the price point. T/ Full mouthfeel. Medium high, but clean, glycerol weight. Mineral-rich, yellow fruits. Hay infused spring water. Delightful, old-world structure, with enough of a fruit profile – that so many new world drinkers covet. Should be a crowd […]

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