Thursday, April 24, 2008
Domaine du Grand Prieur Cotes du Rhone, 2005
About two months after my last bottle (February 20, 2008), the 2005 Grand Prieur is still singing. It still has the fresh blueberries and cream nose but with deeper garrigue (Provencal herbs) and black peppercorn traits emerging. Even the color seems to be deepening a bit. Peppery, spicy and vigorous, it's very Grenache and very enjoyable. As I mentioned earlier, this is as close to a Vacqueyras as anything you'll find for $8.