Friday, April 08, 2011

2008 LE PIGEOULET EN PROVENCE VDP Vaucluse (Rhone Valley, France

I had higher hopes for this wine, since it was about $20 and imported by Kermit Lynch. But, alas, it tasted like a cheap-o, mediocre Cotes du Rhone.

Dark ruby/garnet. Medium intensity nose of scorched earth, some vaguely stony minerals, and a bit of black cherry. Lean in the mouth, with some sharp, angular edges initially, giving way to some spicy cherry fruit in the still-lean mid palate. C. I wouldn't complain at $8, but at $20, I am. Got it at Houston Wine Merchant.

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