Saturday, September 5, 2015
Domaine du Val des Rois (Bouchard) Valreas, 2007
I loved the 2004 Val des Rois, but this 2007 seems to be a horse of a different color. A deep, dark, bluish color. Leads me to think that this wine has spent some time in barriques. A beautiful bouquet is forming--plums and black fruits, though, rather than the red berries and spice that characterized the 2004. Big, full bodied wine that has much to recommend it. It's ultimately too international for my taste, though, and comes across as tannic and alcoholic on the second night.