Thursday, March 09, 2006

Domaine de Durban Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2002 Wine Review (NW)

Sweet nose of orange marmalade
Soft palate and light on its feet
Light, graceful finish

This is a nice value in dessert wine. It's produced in a small Rhone valley region in France and is modestly priced at $6 for a 375mL bottle. Instead of heavy and syrupy like a lot of inexpensive dessert wines, this one is light on its feet. Raise a glass!


sonia said...

Ummm..yes ..this is a lovely dessert wine..

Anonymous said...

Having just spent a little time in the area where this wine is made, I learned that the French think it is "bizarre" to drink Beaumes de Venise as a dessert wine, it is meant to be an apertif, best sipped in the afternoon without food. Favored by the women in Provence over the men's favorite Pastis.

Anonymous said...

Just bought a few bottles of this at the wine flea market we attended last week. I am looking forward to bringing it to dinner parties throughout the summer.