Wine of the Month
Chateau Dudon 2007
Chateau Dudon is a classical Chateau located along the Garonne river, south in Bordeaux. The wine is a classic Bordeaux blend, comprised of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. There is also a small percantage of Malbec.
Even tough Chateau Dudon is classified as a simple commune level wine, it really brings a lot of complexity and development to the consumer. Some of the greatest Bordeaux wines are the Gran Cru`s, but they really just represent a small portion of the massive wine producing scale of Bordeaux.
In volumes, Bordeaux produce the same amount of wine as all of Germany. The main part of the wines produced here are Commune level wines (Cru Bourgeois), or the simpler table wines. But when looking at commune level, it is possible to find some really excellent wines, and Ch.Dudon is one of them.
A ready to drink, low budget wine with layers of complexity.
Aromas of ripe blackberries and plums with a hint of dried black currants and decaying forest floor. Full bodied, with a nice structure, Intens and complex flavours with a good length.
Pairs with: Game, lamb and beef
Drink: 2-3 years
Producer: Chateau Dudon
Marius has worked in several parts of the wine business for the last 16 years. He is currently working as a Category Coordinator for wine and spirits in the Travel Retail business. He is also a part of a tasting panel for the financial newspaper in Norway and writes articles and lectures in his spare time.Marius has a huge passion and dedication for the wine and spirits industry. He is a certified Sommelier and is currently undertaking the WSET Diploma in wines and spirits education.