Wines that we had at the end of Passover…
So Passover came and went. Before it did, we had a few more wines, so I thought I would muse them up. Overall the wines on Passover did not totally blow me away. There were a few nice ones – a couple of Four Gates and a Meshcha, but no blow me away wine. This is something we need to work on 🙂
So we had a few folks over at the end and these are the wines we popped (the french wine was a gift)
Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon, Special Reserve 2003: B+
We opened this one and it was the winner of the night. A thick and heady wine. It has strong dark fruit characteristics – but not very complex. It really is just a fruity and over oaked Cabernet. We had hope that it would carry the night. It was still better than its older sibling – which was a dud.
Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon, Special Reserve 2002: B-
We opened this one and it was the loser of the night. A thick and boring wine. It has nice charred wood notes. A bit of fruit and that was it. No real life or complexity. It did get a bit better as the night progressed – but it was dead.
Chateau Labegorce Lede Margaux 2001: A-
When we opened this wine at night, it was the loser for sure. Thin, no life, and almost scary. Well what a resurrection it made the next day! It had opened. The wine was still a bit mature looking, but the mouth had opened and the nose was alive. It screamed of red fruits; cherry, raspberry, red plums. The mouth was nice and long. Lean and balanced, yet enough bite left. A real nice wine and the actual winner of the day.
Ruth Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2002: A-
Same can be said for this wine. At night it was dead – we all thought that I had kept it too long. The next morning we had a real wine. The nose screamed black currents and red plums. The mouth was alive with mellow tannins and sweet wood. The finish was long and laden with tobacco, mint, and nice wood characteristics.
Posted on May 1, 2008, in Food and drink, Kosher Red Wine, Wine and tagged Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Labegorce Lede Margaux, Herzog Cellars Winery, Ruth Winery, Special Reserve. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.