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Feb 10

Think Pink: 2005 Chateau Bonnet Bordeaux

All this week, we'll be reviewing rosés in honor of Valentine's
Day. I consider rosé a misunderstood wine that can be excellent. Sadly,
too many
rosés are still sugary sweet. Rosé is more than white zinfandel or cheap blush, but a full-fledged wine style in itself. This week, we'll explore dry rosé, one of my favorite types of wine. All the wines in this series are under $15, sometimes under $10.

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BonnetNext up in our series is the 2005 Chateau Bonnet Bordeaux by André Lurton, which I picked up at Liquor Direct for $9.96. The front of the bottle calls this "a fresh and fragrant rose displaying the ripe summer-pudding flavours of the Merlot grape." I'm not even sure what "ripe summer-pudding flavours" are.

This wine is a light coral in color. On the nose I found citrus and what seemed like a little oak. It was almost woodsy – very odd considering this wine was created in stainless steel tanks. It's a blend of 50% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 25% Merlot.

The taste was filled with wild strawberries and oranges, but a strange aftertaste. It had more heft than the yesterday's wine, and tasted both darker and fuller.  I never do well with Cabernet Franc and I wonder if my dislike of this wine has anything to do with that. I also drank it on it's own and, well, I think it needed food. I would say
this is definitely a food wine, and not meant for standalone drinking.

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Posted by Michelle at 3:30 pm in Tastings, Wine Notes | Permalink | Comments (2)

2 Responses to “Think Pink: 2005 Chateau Bonnet Bordeaux”

  1. valereee says:

    I have to admit to thinking of roses as wine for nonwinedrinkers, so this was a great read for me! Of course, the trouble is that both people I know who prefer roses actually DO want a very sweet drink, so neither of them would probably like these drier vintages. :D

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