Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Chateau Du Don Jon 2001 “Cuvee Prestige” wine review by (PB)

This lovely Minervois creation has a nice cherry color on the pour with light cherry fruit in the bouquet with a baked bread note. Black pepper and black cherry abound in the nose.

In the mouth the palate is full hot and tight. Give it some time to breathe!

Ripe plums in the nose with some time and major white pepper flavors are prominent with plenty of ripe fruit.

I picked up a Ch. Du Don Jon a year or so ago and found it to be a nice value wine around $10. Seeing this special bottling, (Cuvee Prestige @ $17) I wanted to try it. While nice, it is not up to the “bargain” quotient that the cheaper one was. Either way, it’s a nice wine as Minervois’s tend to be. Raise a glass.

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