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Monday, November 19, 2012

Lacour-Peyrade 2010 Bergerac Rouge

Bergerac

Bergerac is a wine region in the southwest of France. It receives far less renown than Bordeaux, which lies just to its west. Only 15% of Bergerac wine makes it out of the country, and that mostly to England, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

This bottle was grabbed on a whim at Walt Churchill’s Market for $10. I was looking for a casual sipper for election night and wanted something interesting.

The Lacour-Peyrade is a Bordeaux-style blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with perhaps a dash of Malbec. It is crimson to light purple in the glass. The aroma is fully loaded and earned an awesome label for its brambly and dark fruit bouquet.

It is a rustic wine with a medium to light body. There are flavor notes of earth, tobacco and blackberries. However, the wine is a simple one and it ends with a whimper and not a bang. The finish is flat and short.

This Bergerac Rouge was like the election. It promised a long entertaining evening, but it never really developed and ended rather quickly. It’s worth $10, but don’t plan your evening around it.

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Rating: 2 of 5  Value: 3 of 5

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