South Rhone tasting


Tasted November 4, 2010 by asheio with 385 views

Flight 1 (4 notes)

2008 M. Chapoutier Coteaux du Tricastin La Ciboise France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Coteaux du Tricastin
81 points
Clear brick. Red berries, candy, some burnt.
Medium body, smooth. Spicy, dry finish. Average wine.
2008 Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet (Hervé Souhaut) La Souteronne France, Rhône, Ardèche
84 points
Light red, a bit unclear.
Strawberry and cinnamon. Some chemical. Interresting aroma.
Light body. Some CO2. Also strawberry on the palate.
Some bitternes, dry finish.
2004 Clos des Brusquières Châteauneuf-du-Pape France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
91 points
Relatively dark and clear. Ingratiating. Blueberry, mushrooms, medicine. Complex aroma.
Full-bodied, but smooth. Dark berries. Very spicy and long finish. Some bitterness.
2005 Montirius Gigondas France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Gigondas
87 points
Very dark colour. Extremely compact and intense on the nose. Dark berries, some alcohol.
Full-bodied and smooth. Dried fruit. Alcohol. Very spicy and dry. Lots of tannins.
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