Wednesday, January 20, 2010

2006 Domaine "La Garrigue" COTES DU RHONE "Cuvee Romaine" (France)

Holy cow! What a wine -- and what a value!

Starts off unassumingly with a medium dark ruby color of no real distinction, but after that . . . a ridiculously expressive nose leaps out of the glass with powdered rocks, spicy raspberries, with hints of pink grapefruit, herbs, and pine forest. Intense flavors grip the palate with aggressive minerals, blackberry and cassis fruit, along with excellent acidity and a boatload of youthful but soft tannin. Long, perfumed, resiny finish. Wow! 91. Was $16.99 at Houston Wine Merchant. I hope they still have some, because I want a couple more bottles. Imported by Eric Solomon European Selections.

1 comment:

Angelo said...

Having the 2008 now. Nice, but not worthy of a "holy cow"!