Monday, February 8, 2010
La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Ventoux, 2005
The 2008 La Vieille Ferme Rouge has hit the market. I haven't tried it yet but have read positive reports. Meanwhile, I can tell you that the 2005 LVF is still drinking nicely with nice fresh berry aromas and flavors and a pleasantly ripe finish. Like most Ventoux wines, La Vieille Ferme is made for early drinking, but in a good vintage such as 2005 or 2007, it's safe to buy it in case quantities for drinking over two to four years. I still have some bottles from 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. All are drinking well, but the 2007 is clearly the best, both for now and later. If I saw both the 2007 and 2008 on the shelf today, I would buy the 2007.