Monday, July 9, 2007
2003 Chateau Patache d'Aux
Must you spend top dollar to get a good tasting Bordeaux? No, there are values out there but it certainly is not easy to find them. I can alert you though to one such value Bordeaux. The 2003 Chateau Patache d'Aux Cru Bourgeois Superieur ($20) is a Cabernet Sauvignon-based Bordeaux from the Medoc area. I recently had a bottle with a steak-tip dinner.
This is a dark-colored wine, full bodied and a bit earthy. It has dark berry flavors though there are more subdued, a typical Old World style wine. There are elements of spice as well, maybe some pepper. It paired well with the tips and certainly would do well with any beef. It is a smooth wine and its tannins are not too strong. It is not an overly complex wine but it is not one-dimensional either. It does have character and at this price is a good value for a nice Bordeaux. Drink & Buy.