Friday, October 21, 2011

The Other Wines in the House - Domaine de la Crillonne

I am always amazed sometimes what Paul pulls out of the cellar.  This week it was a 2006 Chateau Sainte Cosme Cotes du Ventoux Domain de la Crillone. (boy that's a mouth full)  This wine is 100% Old Vines Grenache produced by Louis Barroul.  Louis is the 14th  generation Barroul to make wine at St Cosme.  St. Cosme is located in Gigondas which is 10 miles northeast of Chateauneuf de Pape.  The grapes for this wine come from the Cotes Du Ventoux.

The wine has aromas of blueberry with red berry shining through and a distant hint of sage.

The palate was filled with blackberry, blueberry and hints of tobacco.

This is a very approachable wine and should be enjoyed today, don't wait until tomorrow.



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