Sunday, March 28, 2010

Les Garrigues Cotes Du Rhone, 2008

This is not the Domaine les Garrigues Cuvee Romaine that has gotten well deserved rave reviews from critics. I don't know the producer of this wine, but it is imported by Michael Skurnick who has an excellent portfolio. The proof is in the bottle, of course, and what is in the bottle is very good.

Garrigues is a widely used term to denote the smells and flavors of Provencal herbs that are dominant in good Southern Rhone wines. And this wine has plenty of garrigue along with red and black fruits, spice and black pepper. This is a well made traditional Cotes du Rhone. And even though the 2008 vintage is low key compared to the highly touted 2007, that is a plus as far as I'm concerned. Alcohol content is 13%, and Domaine les Garrigues carries it quite well.

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