Sunday, April 19, 2009

Domaine de Font-Sane Cotes du Ventoux, 2005

This wine is a real beauty right now. It's a deep, dark ruby with scents of black pepper, raspberries and Provencal herbs--garrigue galore. On the palate, the wine has a pleasantly aggressive mouth feel, teasing the palate from all directions. Very lively with deep, spice-laden fruit. For its appellation, the wine has considerable structure (more than La Vieille Ferme, for example), but the fruit shines through clearly. For me, this wine is at a perfect stage of maturity, more lively and pleasing than the 1998 Font-Sane Gigondas I reported on last week.

2006 is the vintage of Font-Sane CDV currently on the market, and I recently bought a few bottles for $8.99 apiece.

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