2006 Château Le Barradis, AC Bergerac
Trying different things. I'm intrigued with the wines of Bergerac - an old wine region, and one of the first wines that was imported to the British Isles. The old kingdom of Aquitaine. Another organic wine - will there be parallels between this and my previous (organic) wine?
Look at the stunning colour. Just breathtaking in its luminosity, its shine, its sparkle. Just the most amazing bright red, illuminated in all its glory. Decanted. Initially, quite a distinct juiciness, reminiscent of pomegranate and cranberries. Develops a darker tone. Lean in the mouth, with a curious green element - unripe? Or just a byproduct of the farming techniques? Shows some sweetness, but otherwise unremarkable.
I'll have to drink more Bergerac to get a better sense of this region. Not a bad wine - stunning colour, interesting bouquet. Very different than what you'd expect from a Bordeaux-style blend (cabernet sauvignon & cabernet franc 28%, merlot 52%, côt rouge 10%). A transparent wine, but perhaps a bit too feeble? Thin? Soft?DF