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2009 Chateau Rahoul Bordeaux

2009 Chateau Rahoul Bordeaux

A nice young Bordeaux from Graves I picked up for $20. We had it with steak tips and vegetables which was a nice pairing. This is a general regional bottle since it doesn’t include a village name but these wines are generally affordable and go well with every day red meat meals. They are also fine to drink young whereas a bottle from a classified Chateau I would prefer to age at least 7-10 years.

colonelgrape: 86. A very bold Bordeaux, not quite California Cab-esque but somewhere in the middle…youth probably having something to do with it. The tannis were smooth but prominent. Felt more Cab dominant than usual. Dark berries structured with the tannins and very smokey flavor lead into a long finish. I’m happy with this bottle for the price, great weeknight wine. I’d prefer something with more age for a good steak or roast.

MobyGrape: 82. Smelled like wet metal, which was not so pleasant to me.  Slightly woody and smoky tasting with some manageable initial tannins.  Considering we let it decant for -5 seconds I’m not surprised, but I wasn’t upset at all.  After a few sips I don’t think I would really want to savor this on its own, I was happy to have a it with a meal.