Sunday, April 10, 2011

Domaine du Vieux Chene Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Viognier, 2009

Viognier is all about pretty, and this wine is pretty. Peaches, ripe pears and wild flowers. Expensive, highly regarded Viogniers from Condrieu in the northern Rhone often have a slightly pungent anise finish that's not my cup of tea. This wine does not have that quality, and I'm not complaining, although it might bring down my score if I were rating the wine. It glides down very nicely with a slightly sweet, slightly zingy finish. And at $6.99 a bottle, it's very easy on the wallet.

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