Château Des Moines, 2009, Lalande De Pemerol, Bordeaux France

Talk about a smooth wine experience.  This varietal blend from Château Des Moines consists of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, varietal shares in this order. Once you’ve poured a glass of this wine, you’ll notice that the colour is a deep red and almost bordering on black. When nosing the wine you gather up scents of plum and blackberry and a slight remnant of coffee, believe it or not.  On the palate, you’ll be greeted with smooth tannins and it is here where you get the combination of fruits such as strawberry and plum. Though I drank this wine now and enjoyed it tremendously, I could see this becoming a further complex wine in a year’s time, making it good for moderate aging.

If you are wondering about practical uses, I see this Château Des Moines blend as a great wine if serving to a group of people with varying wine preferences.  It’s smooth, yet earthy strength includes something for every palate.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $21.99 and can be found in the vintages section.

Score – 4/5