This Château Michel de Vert Lussac Saint-Emilion 2005, a French blend of merlot and cabernet franc, is a lovely, mellow, and satisfying red wine. We purchased this wine at Trader Joe’s in Ann Arbor for $8.49. This will go well with out dinner tonight. Because it is a dark, rainy, and chilly night in Michigan, and because I have an abundance of ripe tomatoes in my little garden, I have made a cast-iron skillet chili with nothing but fresh ingredients! A little ground beef, garlic, onions, thyme, oregano, tumeric, black beans, cannelli (white) beans, kidney beans, and about six freshly-chopped tomatoes picked right from the vine! It is simmering now while we read the paper, talk, and enjoy our cocktail hour.
This Château Michel de Vert Lussac Saint-Emilion 2005 has a very pleasant nose and a mild taste on the palate. The finish is short but delicious. I think it is fresh — just like the tomatoes. I would purchase this again!
Tom: This Château Michel de Vert Lussac Saint-Emilion 2005 is tannic and tasty. It’s on the soft side compared to some Bordeaux, which makes sense given that it’s 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc (no cabernet sauvignon). An interesting and delicious wine.