2004 Chateau Coq Dastley
currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger, vanilla, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower
The majestic Coq d'Astley presides over these very special vineyards. Each day the venerable rooster announces the arrival of the morning to all who help coax the engrossing flavors of this Bordeaux blend from the vine to the bottle. Enjoy with close family and friends. 76% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc. This easy drinking red from Bordeaux is perfect to stock up on! Medium to full bodied with smooth tannins and a silky finish.
"Bordeaux AOC wines are supple, fruity, and not too robust. Depending on the blend, they offer delicious aromas of red berries (raspberry), blackcurrant or violet. Thanks to their fruitiness, these wines may be consumed young. Bordeaux AOC wines can be produced on the entire wine-producing area of the Gironde and obey strict quality norms set by the I.N.A.O. (Institut National des Appellations d'Origine). Accordingly, the maximum authorized yield is 55 hL/ha, and the alcohol level (in % of volume) must be between 10 and 13%."
"The Bordeaux and Bordeaux-Superieur Appellations terroir is regional. The red wines from these AOC's are made from grapes harvested all over Bordeaux from authorized grape varieties grown in all of the major soil types, using the region's traditional methods."
"Consequently, these wines are a perfect example of the Bordeaux spirit. The Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieurs embody the much-appreciated Bordeaux style of harmonious elegance, power, balance and aromatic complexity." -Bordeaux.com