Sunday, April 23, 2006

Chateau Thieuley 2001 Wine Review (NW)

Deep, dark color
Big nose of strawberry fading to smoke and earth
Anise on the palate
Smokey finish

In the affordable Bordeaux category, this one has some interesting characteristics and stands out because of that. With a smokey quality that is different than most, it's worth taking a look at.

I can't say that it's my favorite style, but it is unique and seems to be well made. The store price was $13 on a recent trip to one of the best wine shops in the country- Table & Vine in Northhampton, MA. Their selection of moderately priced wines is endless, including their $10-20 Bordeaux. I see this label in other stores around New England, so it's likely you'll find it in various locations nationally. Raise a glass!

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