Tuesday, September 15, 2009

O Fournier B Crux 2004

I have been quite a fan of O Fournier's wines, especially after a private dinner at Raffles Grill House with SH and gang...
Jose Ortega ( the vineyard owner) used to be a MD of an investment bank and invested a fortune in O Fournier upon retirement. According to Jose, owning and managing a vineyard is a far more difficult and cruel, compared to the beautiful chateau, classic glitzy wine and dine function that we have all accustomed to.. If i'm not mistaken, it cost more than Euro 15M -20M to start off the Fournier operation....

I'd opened this B Crux, from Mendoza Argentina recently with Demona... Fournier has been making wines in Spain, Argentina and if i'm not wrong, Chile as well.. I was deeply in love with the cultured and elegant Alfa Spiga ( Spain/tempranilo).

The B Crux ( Argentina/Malbec) was having the same O Fournier trademark.. elegant nose with hints of vanila oak and without the obstrusive alcohol and fruit heat. On the palate, it was very graceful, with blackfruits, silky tannins accompanies it. In terms of complexity, it was not as complex as the Alfa Spiga, but noneotherless, enjoyable as well. I would be interested to find out how will my remaining case of Fournier's (alfa and B Crux) will turn out 8years down teh road.


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