Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Just Great Wine

Wednesday, 07 December 2011.
A couple of wines provided for review by the online merchants Just Great Wines.

2007 Domaine de Sedouprat, Le Routiers, Vin de Pays Cotes de Gascogne
£7.95 | B

On the nose, lots of red fruit and currants, feels quite hot and alcoholic, theres some floral too. Palate is juicy, dark berries with some woody and leafy notes; slightly confected note towards the finish; grainy tannic grip towards the end. A correct, if not terribly exciting wine.

2009 Cotes du Rhone, Domaine Lou Gaelou.
£9.95 | B+

Closed nose but showing some red fruit, some heat there too; touch of rustic spice too. Palate has dark plums and berries, some violet and vanilla overtones; fuller in mouthfeel, with decent extraction; but there's a misplaced heat and cooked nature to it; feels disjointed towards the finish. Its a technically correct wine, but from such a good vintage, I expected a bit more. Clearly better than the Sedouprat above, though.

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