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Tasting wine provides an opportunity to contemplate where the wine came from, who made it and how. Text books are great, but there is nothing like tasting a wine to see what all the fuss is about. Our reviews are based on the wines that we have tasted and they try to focus on the human side of what is in the bottle. Stories about the wine always make it that much more enjoyable. On top of all the other tasting we do, we run a few tasting groups .Feel free to contact us to learn how you can participate. We hope you enjoy.
Opus Cru Wine Review
Wine #1- Mouton Cadet, 2018 Blanc
68% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillion, 2% Muscadelle
This nicely priced white stands as a testament that great Bordeaux blends aren’t always red. Sourced from 3 distinct sub regions, the lively acidity allows wet stone, white grapefruit, white pepper, and spring honeysuckle to show thru straight to the lengthy apricot and white peach finish. Enjoy with friends this summer on its own or lemon drenched scallops, gently drizzled with creamy dill sauce.
Wine #2- Mouton Cadet, 2018 Rosé
86% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc
Made via the direct press method, this well-structured, yet balanced blush is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Gently integrated tannins brush the pallet with nuances of pink grapefruit, mint and honeydew melon. Delicate red berry notes come to life while a lip-smacking finish leaves you longing for another sip. Don’t overpower with food. Instead, pair with gently seared Ahi tuna cubes, poached salmon, or “sans Cuisine” with good company.
Wine #3- Mouton Cadet, St-Emillion, 2016 Reserve
85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 1% Cabernet Sauvugnon
This Merlot dominant Bordeaux blend is unique in the Mouton Cadet line up when vibrant crimson color and old cellar aromas take charge. You could swear it sat in old French wood for decades, rather than 16 months. Dried cranberry, clove and a dash of sweet spice raise the bar on average fruit forward reds. Roasted red pepper, cocoa, prune and ripe cherry lavish the mid pallet while well-integrated tannins balance everything out. Dynamic and complex, match this finely structured red with grilled meats or red sauced cannelloni.
Wine #4- Mouton Cadet, Paulliac, 2015 Reserve.
58% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Well-rounded body and structure speak to craftsmanship with this adorable Bordeaux blend. Pallet- pleasing on all levels, black berries leap from the glass while bergamot, pepper and toast round out the bouquet. It becomes abundantly evident that 2015 was an excellent vintage in Bordeaux when you contemplate how full bodied, velvety, and complex this easy-drinking wine is. You could lay this one down for a few years or drink now with a Dijon and tyme encrusted, French trimmed rack of lamb.