Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Domaine De La Bastide 2004 wine review by (PB)

This Cotes du Rhone blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault, is a medium-cherry/plum hue with prominent chocolate bouquet with a tight light dried cherry and steely nose.

In the mouth this wine is tart--too much so--on opening but give it some time! Flavors are stingy and the wine is a little chewy. Ah, the benefit of breathing!

With an hour of breathing, this wine transforms to a really nice value wine and a nice example of an old world wine style with more subtle nuanced flavors and layers. I think I paid around $10 fro this and it is well worth it. Just be sure to breathe it and also appreciate what a beautiful label you can put on a bottle instead of some stupid graphic or animal. Raise a glass!

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