Red Obsession is a documentary about the Bordeaux wines found in France. Narrated by Russel Crowe, Red Obsession draws the audience in one glass at a time.
The Bordeaux region dates back 2000 years when the Romans planted the first vineyards. It was Napoleon who came up with a marking system to determine the best quality wines and award them accordingly. That system still stands today.
A great Bordeaux wine is determined at the time you pick the fruit, and the process in which it is made. Pick the fruit too early and you will have yielded the worse wine of the year. Pick it too late, you may follow the same fate.
Whether you are a wine connoisseur or not, you will definitely walk away with more knowledge than you had before.
Without giving away too much, Red Obsession is about Bordeaux wines challenging new frontiers. You will witness the successes and failures of these sought after wines which are entirely dependable on mother nature.
The documentary affords the viewer the opportunity to learn about what makes a good wine, the wine market, how these wines impact the global market and the vision the Bordeaux wines follow to ensure the continuity of a great wine.
I would give this documentary 4.5 stars out of 5 and would quite easily watch it again.