Repeat visit to this Prestige de Calvet Bordeaux for me, not because it’s a great wine it just happened to be near the front of my rack and I wanted an inexpensive (it was at the time of buying , around £5) wine to accompany my evening meal.
Last time I drank this straight from the bottle (although not literally !) this time I poured a large glass and left it for an hour or so before drinking. It’s a 80/20 % blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and in the glass it was a very dark with an OK nose of dark fruits, mainly black currants, with a whiff of smokiness. Looking back at my previous notes I mentioned that it was hard to distinguish much aroma wise and this was again the case.
After first opening the bottle the taste was a little tart with just a hint of sweetness but after a while left in the glass it softened to a much more palatable and enjoyable drink. Medium bodied perhaps a little thin but easy to drink and not unpleasant, still with characteristics of a Bordeaux. There was some oaky vanilla and spice and overall it was a smooth enjoyable drink.
One definitely to consider but only when on offer.
My Rating 7/10 Corks Tesco & Various around £8