Wednesday, May 06, 2009

2007 Domaine de la Chesnay Côtes du Rhône
(France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône)

One of the best Cotes du Rhone wines I have had in while. Best since the 2005 St. Cosme or the 2003 Chave Mon Coeur.

At a great QPR of $7 I bought an additional half case as our house red wine of the moment! Chesnay will go well with pasta, steak, even denser fish that may be seasoned or have a sauce.

Color: Dark core with red edges

Nose: Some funk up front blew off after about 30 minutes of air. You could still pick out the delicious red and black fruits that were ever present with earth and white pepper. The fruit and earth were in clear control after the 30 minutes of the bottle being open (no decant).

Palate: Savory herb, white pepper, and blackberry fruit were the dominant players as Syrah is the dominant grape in this blend from the Southern Rhone.

Back up the truck! In times like these it is especially nice to find a wine of this quality at such a great price!



No comments:

Post a Comment

My Favorites