Taste Lab Kit – Blend your Own Bordeaux
Blend your own Bordeaux
Use the measuring flask to be your own winemaker, designing and blending your own Bordeaux. It’s amazing how the resultant aromas and tastes seem to differ from the constituent varietals, especially with time. The measuring flask is 100ml, so we can make blends treating 1ml as 1% and filling the flask up to 100ml each time.
The Taste Lab Kit contains the following
– Three bottles of red wine (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc)– A 100ml measuring flask – A booklet in French and this guide – Tasting sheets
The Northern Medoc (e.g Pauillac, St Estephe): 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc.
The Southern Left Bank (e.g. Graves, Péssac-Léognan): 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc.
The Right Bank (e.g. St.-Émilion, Pomerol): 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc
Blend these, see how they taste to you and your friends and family, then experiment with some other blends!