Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Domaine du Font-Sane Cotes du Ventoux, 2006

The label recommends drinking this wine at about three years of age. But even a wine made for early drinking can shut down for a spell, and this 2006 Font-Sane was not displaying much generosity when I first opened it.

The color is deep and dark, showing no signs of age, but the aromas and flavors seem reduced--gasping for air. On the second night, the Grenache/Syrah fruit opens up nicely--black fruits, spices and purple flowers. It has many of the qualities I like in the Font-Sane Gigondas. For now, though, I'll go back to the 2005 Font-Sane Ventoux or maybe give the 2007 a try.

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