2007 Robert James Lynch Bodaeceia Red Bordeaux Style Blend

Mission Codename: Queen of the Iceni

Operative: Agent White

Objective: Revisit or friend Bob Lynch from Irish Monkey Cellars and bring you his fantastic personal labeled Bodaeceia Bordeaux Style Red Blend.

Mission Status: Accomplished!

Current Winery: Robert James Lynch

Wine Subject: 2007 Bodaeceia Red Bordeaux Style Blend

Winemaker: Bob Lynch

Backgrounder: Bordeaux wines are usually a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet France, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Carmenere. In France and in California’s versions, perfection is achieved with the perfect balance of these grapes highlighting each varietal’s characteristics. Today’s 2007 Bodaeceia Red Bordeaux Style Blend is a delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec with a little Mouvedre mixed in for ‘poetic’ purposes.

Wine Spies Tasting Profile:

Look – Extremely dark and dense purple, nearly black from some angles, but ruby red reflections shine though it’s clear but dense heart. Along the edges the color pales only slightly to purple-ruby. When swirled, this wine initially leaves evenly spaced broad legs those are followed by slower thin legs that hang on the side of the glass.

Smell – Bountiful black and red fruit aromas of blackberry, cherry, cassis, currants and plum are framed by spice and pepper as well as toasted oak and licorice notes. Hints of dark cocoa, exotic spice and even floral hints hide just underneath the rich spicy fruit.

Feel – Warm and generous, this rich full-bodied and dry wine expands over the palate with finely grained but present tannins. A touch of mineral texture and rustic tangy acidity holds everything together into the finish.

Taste – All the dark fruit from the nose is boldly leads the way on the palate with jammy and ripe blackberry, dark cherry and other dark berries blending with exotic spice, pepper and toasted oak. As the initial round of dark fruit fades, red fruit follows with sweet cocoa and floral notes.

Finish – Long and generous with the ripe, rich and jammy fruit lasting and lasting. Hints of spice, cocoa, rustic texture and oak linger on and invite another sip.

Conclusion – The 2007 Robert James Lynch Bodaeceia Red Bordeaux Style Blend is not only delicious, but is also rustic and fun to drink. Serious enough to please the enthusiast but still warm and approachable to enjoy in big gulps. A great wine to pair with your summer BBQ or to enjoy in front of your outdoor fire as the warm night lingers. Enjoy this wine tonight after letting it open for about 45 minutes or cellar for the next five years.

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Wine Spies Vineyard Check:

The approximate location of the Irish Monkey Cellarswhere this wine can be found can be seen in this satellite photo.

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