Saturday, July 14, 2012

Altitude 500 Ventoux, 2007

Ventoux is an excellent wine for every day service, and this Altitude 500, imported by J et R Selections, has become one of my favorites. The 2009 Altitude 500 is now on the shelves, but I prefer the 2007--at least at this stage.

The aroma profile includes blueberries, violets and lavender. The peppery spicy qualities of Grenache and Syrah are more apparent on the palate. It's medium full bodied but everything is well proportioned, and there are no hard edges. A very good 2007, without the overly soft qualities of some Southern Rhones from this vintage.

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