2000 Chateau Tour de Mirambeau Cuvee Passion
Bordeaux Superieur, Bordeaux, France
WB Rating: 89

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $15.99 (Premier Cru)
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): Bordeaux blend

From the "lowly" Bordeaux Superieur appelation, this is easily the equivalent of a classified Bordeaux. Remarkably opaque deep purple color, with a big, deep, chewy, virile feel to it. Expansive nose of earth, mint, dark currants, and chocolate is followed by flavors to match. Has matured brilliantly from a firm and tannic wine into a wine which, in 2011, is at its peak of ripe, round drinkability. The chalky tannins of its youth have softened nicely, but its structure and length are still right-on. - HK 2011-08-01


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