Sunday, December 28, 2008

2001 Domaine du Gour de Chaule Gigondas (Cuvee Tradition) wine review by Billy

Nose: layered tobacco, currant and berries quickly diminishing. Spices like cloves emerge but only with vigorous swirling
Palate: past prime. Overly tannic at front and unbalanced acid structure at the back.
Finish: hints of structure in the finish but never really delivering.

Overall: disappointing. However, NW of this blog and I believe this is due more to the fact that we found the wine on the shelf of a non-temperature controlled store where they have 95 degree summers and 0 degree (F) winters.

Either way, Raise a Glass!

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