Monday, October 11, 2010
Feraud-Brunel Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2007 review by (PB)
Young purple garnet hue with very berry aromas wafting from the bottle; Ripe plum and pepper in the nose with nice berry foundation with an aroma of something I can't even identify but it's awesome; maybe the slightest touch of licorice.
Palate--Really nice structure with super stealy, minerally terroir; big flavors with pepper and vegetal foundation supporting nice bold fruit. Finishes with a nice fruitiness that is unexpected.
This is a big flavored wine without being a big wine--and a total surprise based on the $12 price tag. Wine Spectator lists this at a release price of $30!
The folks at Rapid Liquors in Stoneham, Mass. have an amazing shop with an amazing selection and inspiring pricing! If you are in the area--shoot, even if you're not in the area, they are worth the time and effort. I live 3 hours away and make the trip and am never disappointed. Raise a glass!
Posted by PB at 4:34 PM