Friday, August 14, 2009

Domaine De La Citadelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 wine review by (PB)

This Rhone which is a Vin de Pays de Vaucluse presenting with a garnet/black cherry hue and a bouquet on opening that is a little vegetal with dried cherry on top with sweet cherry underneath with notes of prune and raisin. Pretty interesting...

Palate--finessed texture with currant and tight red fruit that needs to be decanted. Peppery foundation with harsh tannins. If this opens up and calms down, it could be a special wine at $13.

After giving it some time in a decanter there is the under layer of sweet cherry fruit that is gorgeous with woody, spicy dried cherries.

Palate--tannins are still a bit coarse, but decent fruit, some layers and for a $13 wine, raise a glass and grill that steak with it as I am doing at the moment. Ahhh, summer!

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