Saturday, April 24, 2010
Wine of the day #02 - Chateau Calon 2003
It is the vintage of God's joke. Atypically warm March and April resulted in flowering ending two weeks before normal time. May entertained with very little rain, while June and July got almost no rain at all. August was a case for itself. Heat wave which lasted three weeks with temperature between 40-45°C, low humidity and few drops of rain. The growing cycle of vines was halted because of rain shortage.
To the East lies the famous appellations of St. Emillion, with its wonderfully ripe Cabernet Franc, and Pomerol where Merlot rules the roost and produces deep, plush wines of uncommon refinement.
Soil / Landscape: clay-limestone
Clayey soil and limestones in subsoil, keeps as everybody knows a sufficient amount of rainwater back, that’s why Merlot had it better here with rainwater not running deep down or far away.
Producer n Chateau Owner: Jean-Noël Boidron
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Carmenere
Color: ruby, opaque
Nose: Typical Cabernet Sauvignon. As in peppery and blackberry taste. I would have the metal nose to the typical cab sau. Not tasting much of the blending grapes or merlot. Dorminated by Cab Sau component.
Palate: Compare to the standard can sau, it has shorter length of after taste. It is easy drinking, the highlight would be on it's lead finish.
Source: TBC (dad is sleeping...)
Weather Reference: http://www.greatbordeauxwines.com/Bordeaux%202003.html