Daily Archives: July 19, 2010

Red Wine Stars of the Rhone

Coudoulet de Beaucastel, Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge, 2007 The fruit has both a fresh and dried character, combining cherries, plums and raisins. In the mouth it has an elegant profile, the structure is apparent yet restrained, not dominating the flavors – very … Continue reading

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Alain Graillot Crozes Hermitage 2008

Alain Graillot, Crozes Hermitage 2008 This vintage features lots of black pepper and a structured palate, with long acidity and a commensurate amount of tannin. For some there will be too much of a memory of Band-Aids and the dentist … Continue reading

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Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages 2008

Louis Jadot, Beaujolais-Villages 2008 The nose expresses the essence of fresh grapes with a bit of earthiness. In the mouth the fruit is bright, the acidity lively and the tannin just a hint in the background. This is perfect when … Continue reading

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Dr. Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Kabinett 2008

Dr. Loosen, Mosel, Bernkasteler, Lay, Riesling, Kabinett 2008 The nose features freshly squeezed lime and fresh flowers. There are Sweetarts galore in the mouth, light body and great length – very nice. This wine is topped with a screwcap for … Continue reading

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Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Fourchaume 2007

Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis Premier Cru, Fourchaume 2007 The nose features bright green apple and minerality. In the mouth the acidity is invigorating, as if biting into that green apple. While at the same time there is a richness in the … Continue reading

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