Light & Fruity
Ok. Someone had to review Mouton-Cadet and I guess it will be me. No easy task given the rich history of the de Rothschild family behind this omnipresent Bordeaux. So, first off wine.com has a good price on this compared to my usual price here in central Maryland. Second, it's not bad for a Tuesday bottle. When I was in my mid-20's drinking 2 buck chuck we would splurge and get the MC. After realizing that 2 buck chuck was no longer palatable I was drinking all kinds of California reds in the $10-15 range and MC was in the mix as a solid option. Fast forward uhhhh 15 years?!?! My wine appreciation has matured a bit and I have had some really great wine's. After a 10 year break, I decided to buy 3 bottles of the 2011 and was surprised with the drinkability. What is drinkability? The bottle is not something to be savored, rather just consumed with a regular Tuesday night meal of paste, fish or salad nothing remarkable but nothing that leaves a bad impression either. Just decent drinkable table wine when all you're trying to do is shake off the day, get the kids in bed and chill for a few minutes before doing it again the next day. If you don't finish the bottle, pop it in the fridge and your good to go tomorrow. Need a cup of red wine for your sauce? NP go ahead and open a bottle and pour a glass to enjoy while cooking. No pretenses here just a working man's red that's there when needed. What's the problem?