This is a rich, rich wine and I like it. I had dinner out tonight but I wanted a glass of wine when I got home. Randomly, I opened this bottle. On my first pour, what a great wine! I don't know the blend, but it is a rich red. Deep, lush fruit. Oakiness (it is kind of astringent like, puckering for a split second, and then a smooth finish). After the Vinturi - even smoother. What a nice sipping wine. There is nothing light about it, it is substatial. If it were a fabric, it would be a thick silk/cotton blend. Like nice sheets when you have just made your bed, comforting.
This is an blended Saint-Emilion wine. Reading about the drama of being certified Saint-Emilion was funny. Guys, it is WINE, but considering that their economic survival really hangs by a thread (or a crop), I can understand the politics of it all. I am giving it four stars. To me, this could be a $40 bottle.
Have I ever written about my Bacon Parmesan popcorn addiction? Well here it is. With Broadbent's Applewood smoked bacon and American Parmesan.
A good night was had by all.