Archive for the 'France' Category

Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas 2001

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

A big, full-bodied, expansively-flavored, traditionally made Gigondas is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, and 10% Mourvedre. Abundant herbes of Provence, heady, peppery notes are accompanied by sweet kirsch liqueur, plum, and fig characteristics. Dense, medium-bodied, and ripe. Nice, pure, plum-cherry finish. Based at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail , [...]

Chateau Rabaud Promis Sauternes 1997

Monday, August 21st, 2006

This beauty left me quite speachless. I felt a similar excitement when I first tried a Royal Tokaji a few months back, so it looks like there is a thing going on between me and nice dessert wines. The Rabaud-Promis has a magnificent pallette, a mixture of cantaloupe, peaches and honey with a taste that [...]

Rasteau Prestige 2003

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

This is a beauty. Someone (smithco) left a comment on Cork’d about the 2001 vintage of the same wine, “This is as good as a red wine gets” and I fully agree. This was the wine my wife and myself chose as the best one among the many of the wines we tried at the [...]

Michel Lynch 2002

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

To be honest, I’m yet to develop an appreciation for Bordeaux wines. Michel Lynch is a wine from the Medoc, a very “clean” and drinkable Cabernet Merlot. Descent nose and a fruity taste. A bit dry, but not too much, and enjoyed it overall. Would drink again. Tried it with several cheeses, went very well [...]