Tuesday, June 17, 2008

2005 Boisson Cotes du Rhone-Villages Cairanne “Cros de Romet”

Normally there's just one wine review per week except when it is Wine Blogging Wednesday, but I have a couple that I need to post to catch up on things. Plus it gives me something to post, haha.

Principally Grenache with a portion of Syrah (I think the mix is either 80/20 or 84/16 but unfortunately I discarded the bottle without writing it down), this Rhone blend was $13.99 from Garagiste.

Lots of minerals, rocks, strawberry and a clove component were in the aromas. This followed through on the palate, which added ripe cherries and graphite to the mix. There was a nice balance between the fruit and minerals. It had a pretty lengthy aftertaste.

One evening I poured this through a Vinturi aerator to see if there was any effect. My previous uses of this gadget hadn't made any difference in the aromas or taste but this time it did. The aromas were fuller and the taste slightly fruitier with the Vinturi than without. That's enough justification for further experimentation down the road.

There was also a healthy dose of sediment at the end of the bottle, so take note. This was a nicely balanced, flavorful wine that deserves two thumbs up, especially for the price.

Matching YouTube video - look below (or click here if you can't see it).

And here's the link to the CD on Amazon: Donny Hathaway - Valdez in the Country


LucyinStLou said...

We've been drinking a lot of Cotes-du-Rhone this summer and have been extremely pleased. It pairs beautifully with most anything we pull of the grill. Thanks for the thoughtful review!

MonkuWino said...

Thank you for the nice comment! I like Cotes du Rhone wines - they are tasty and still fairly reasonably priced, plus they have character. Thanks again!