Thursday, August 03, 2006

Chateau D’Oupia 2004 wine review by (PB)

I grabbed this on the sheer mention of the region of France–the “Minervois.” These wines are fruity, fragrant, balanced and adjusted for modern palates.

It is a young purple on the pour with a medium black cherry nose.

The palate is peppery and while it smells like Grenache it tastes like Syrah.

With a few minutes of air, the flavors release a bit. This is a well made, balanced wine but it just doesn’t trip my trigger (or my wife’s).

The wine Spectator gave this wine 90 points which is overblown by far. This is a good solid wine but 85-86 is max. Raise a glass!

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