I just tried again to test my skills, this time I guessed it blind on area and vintage. Can you guess this wine? Note after WSET Diploma Systematic Approach to Tasting.
Appearence: Clear, medium ruby with legs
Nose: Clean, medium (-) with developing aromas characteristics of raspberry, rose petal, cherry, dry wood and green bell peber.
Palate: dry medium acidity, coarse medium tannins, medium (+) alcohol, medium (-) body and medium (+) flavor characteristics. Notes of green bell peber mostly, stalky and dry wood, raspberry and red cherry. Medium (-) finish that dries out on the palate, unbalanced.
Comclusion: acceptable to good, lacking fruit concentration and balance. Ready to drink and will not improve.
I guessed 2007 Bordeaux, because of the lack of concentration and fruit. Acceptable guess.
The wine was: 2007 Château Saint Genès, Premieres Cotes de Blaye, a Château owned by Bernard Magrez