Bordeaux – French -2015
The only way to get better at wine, is sharing and discussing it with other people, better if they are close friends and extra points if you know them for 8 years, since you first came to Taiwan.
If you have been reading the blog, you maybe have notice that I am developing a fascination for Bordeaux wines. And this one was shared with my friend Sebs, who has a great taste for wines.
The first thing we noticed was the deep dark colour and not aggressive smell. We noticed some orange hue, and little raspberry, but not many other layers.
He then proceeded to show me about “the legs” of the wine. When you take a sip and put back the glass, the wine will slowly flow back down on the walls of the glass, forming the legs. This has nothing to do with the quality, but more with the consistency. Sweeter wines will be more viscous, forming thicker legs, while wines with higher content of alcohol will form more legs.
This is a new way of understanding wine. So, it is possible to know how sweet or how strong a wine will be, without even tasting it.
Thank you for you for showing me, Sebs!
Now, when tasting the wine, we had some differences in opinions, here is the ratings.
Fruitiness : 3.4 / 5 (Sebs: 2.8 / 5)
Sourness: 3.6 (Sebs: 2.4 / 5)
Tannin: 3.1/ 5 (agree)
Style : Light Medium
Body : 4/10
[Note: Fruitiness, sourness and tannin, are a red wine characteristics, they do not define the quality of a wine]
Found in: Carrefour
Overall SunShower rating is:
4.7 – 5.0 The finest of all!
4.0 – 4.6 Oh this is good!
3.1 – 3.9 This ok! Pleasant. But don’t be demanding.
2.3 – 3.0 Ok, this is weird.
1.0 – 2.2 Don’t try this, I already sacrificed myself for you.
0.0 – 0.9 Cannot believe there is something this disgusting.
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