Hints of nutmeg, thyme, and mint on the nose. Unfortunately, does not live up to promise. Opens with promise but doesn’t follow through. Somewhat thin and vapid, short in the middle and finish. Not terribly interesting. Not recommended.

WHO: Chateau Joinin
WHAT: Red Bordeaux blend
WHERE: Bordeaux, France
WHEN: 2007
HOW MUCH: $10 (Media sample)

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