I wanted to give an update onÂ Bacchus Selections, which is offering some great wines right now… at crazy low prices.
Color: Medium to dark garnet with brick tones in the core, more brick garnet, medium dark edges.
Nose: Big red cherry note shere, but also some more dried cherry tobacco with a bit of earth and driest coffee, followed by drier leather.
Palate: Medium full, with an extremely smooth and sensual mouthfeel. Great balanced acidity that adds a touch of brightness to the cherry tobacco and dried cherry fruit, along with some definite flint in the mid-palate out to the cool finish, that touches on some more earth, leather and dried cassis. Very good, older style with this hint of age now:Â OldWorldWK.
I give it 5 stars. Probably because I haven’t been able to drink much wine lately, and this was a fine fine specimen. It’s the kind of wine you can really go to school on trying to figure out the complexity. Pick up a bottle now.Buy 3 and get free shipping.
Next up is theÂ 2008 Chateau Pontet-Caillou Pessac-Leognan. This one is just $19.99 (about 37% off retail) and represents a good value. Ward says give it some time to age. So if you have fridge/cellar space. Pick up some of this. 4 bottles to get free shipping.
DrXeNo gives it 4 stars, andÂ says
Color: Medium ruby, lighter ruby edges.
Nose: Toast and light Brett, breadiness to the toast, drier black fruit and black cherry, followed by a nice, flinty minerality.
Palate: Very smooth and chalky mouth, with fine, but still quite structured and slightly bitter tannins, but they add savory herbs to the mid-palate. Slight Brett also adds just a bit of interest to the all black, brighter fruit, alongside low level toast and charred tobacco with anise. Needs some time to continue to integrate, has good aging potential.
I haven’t had a chance to open my bottle yet, but am looking forward to it. I’ll follow up with my impressions once I get a taste.
Please take a look at Bacchus Selections.Â Sign up for the their free mailing list to be notified of future offers. I know that their wine selectors are top notch and prepped to find some nice deals in this market.
For disclosure purposes, you should know that Bill Loftus, CEO of WineLog is the primary owner of Bacchus Selections. And Stranger Studios, the developer behind WineLog, is the main developer of Bacchus Selections as well. We’re running ads for Bacchus Selections on the site. And we got these samples for free. DrXeNo and I are as unbiased as always, but take this all into consideration.