Monday, May 10, 2010
Revisiting Hudson-Chatham's 2007 Empire
When I initially tasted this the Baco was overpowering. You can see my previous post here. No the wine has matured so to speak. At first the nose took on the Long Island Merlot - earthy. The taste was Cabernet Franc - cherry with spice mid palate and ended with the smokey Baco.
As we sat on the deck and drank the wine, the flavors began to change. As it opened, the spice was more prevalent on the nose. The earthiness begins to fade. The Cabernet Franc really begins to dominate this wine. The Merlot and Baco flavors become very distant.
We paired this wine with a marinaded flank steak. Not a bad choice.