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WTN: A modest Côtes de Bourg from Bordeaux

by Tim York » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:24 pm

On the strength of its good QPR performance in previous vintages, I bought three bottles of Château Nodoz – Côtes de Bourg – 2005 – Alc. 13.5% - (c.€8), made from Merlot 60%, CabSauv 35%, CabFranc 5%; this 2005 showed notes of tangy red fruit, minerals and wet leather but was disconcertingly lean on the palate with angular tannins. I wonder if the better fruit is not now going into a prestige Cuvée Bois where it is probably spoiled by the wood; I will leave the two remaining bottles a couple of years in the not very confident hope that the wine will acquire more roundness of body; 14/20.
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Re: WTN: A modest Côtes de Bourg from Bordeaux

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:44 am

I found their website Tim. Rather homely don`t you think!!

http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl ... n%26sa%3DG
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Re: WTN: A modest Côtes de Bourg from Bordeaux

by Tim York » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:20 pm

I notice that the wine for which I paid over €8 (discounted price to boot) costs €5,40 at the estate. I won't be ordering any from them though.
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