French Wine Box 05 from Eiffel Markets

I am not really a refined wine drinker. I can hardly tell one from another. Having said that, once in a while, I do come across some really good wine that I wish I have recorded it somewhere, have a repeated experience. These days, I have French wine ordered online.

Well, that’s why I have my own website, yes? I will update this post as I go.

Wine Box 05

Chateau la Marjoliere, Cahors Tradition Red 2014

South West, 80% Malbec, 20% Merlot, lots of black fruits and plummy notes.

OK. Both Cynthia and I love this one. I can really taste the plummy notes. I love the fruity aftertaste. Though my wife was like … how does plum taste like? I am happy that she doesn’t have … erm … that problem. Once in a while, I do take in plum juice for its natural laxative effects.

Domaine Martin, Mediterranee “Le Petit Martin” Rose 2019

Rhone Valley, 60% Grenache, 40% Cinsaut, light, citrusy and refreshing.

I am not that into rose wine, but my wife does. This one is pretty light and refreshing. Very easy to drink. I did experience a headache the day after. Probably nothing to do with this wine, but rose wine in genera.

Chateau Palene, Bordeaux White 2018

Bordeaux, 50% Semillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscadelle, a dry and fruity white wine.

This one is interesting. I have no idea how French wine works or if the wine is blended. I like Sauvignon Blanc. That is my go to white wine. But this one though, is lighter than the usual Blanc from say Australia or New Zealand. It is very accessible. Perhaps a bit too light for me.

Domaine de Noire, Chinon Soif de Tendresse 2017

Loire Valley, 100% Cabernet Franc, light-bodied, fruity and mineral.

My experience with red wine is very limited. Because my wife prefer white to red. But thanks to this box set concept, my wife is keen to try. Again, very light and accessible. Fruity indeed, kind of playful (maybe the label). Great for some casual catch-up, which I did open this one during my chat with my friends online.

Domaine Buisson, Meursault “Les Climats de Marguerite”

Burgundy, 100% Chardonnay, rich and complex with a long finish.

Yet to try!

Domaine Burle, Vacqueyras “La Muse” 2015

Rhone Valley, 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah, round and powerful.

Yet to try!

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