Chateau Labatut 2009

Regrettably, given my passion for the wines of Bordeaux, cheap Bordeaux wine can from time to time in my opinion and experience provide some very poor drinking.  This particular wine is an example.

A blend of 40% cabernet franc, 35% merlot and 25% cabernet sauvignon it hails from the stunning 2009 vintage, yet it fails to excite.  A medium intensity ruby in colour, it opens to aromatics of dusty oily kernels, crunchy herbs, medicine and tinned plums.  The palate has short length, with no real depth or even flavour.  On the second day, it tasted simply thin and its alcohol out of balance.  A disappointment.  Poor

Abv: 14.5%
Price: $15
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Website: n/a
Tasted: 2013
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