Sunday, April 10, 2011

Domaine La Garrigue Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Romaine

Holy cow - This beauty may cost $14.99 but it easily drinks like a good Chateauneuf du Pape costing $40 or more. It's huge soil driven bouquet of licorice, spices and very ripe cherries say grenache very strongly and leads to big mouth-filling flavors and supporting tannins that almost make me want lay this puppy down for a couple of years. But... nah, it's drinking too good now despite being almost too serious for it's price point. This bottling is a great example of how great some of these wines can be in a vintage like '09, and is another gem from importer Eric Solomon's fantastic portfolio. Seek this one out. 75% grenache and 25% syrah. Cheers!

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