Saturday, October 06, 2007

Quartz Stone Goodie!

This was recommended...and I am becoming a fan again of these Rhône wines....
Le Clos du Caillou “Les Quartz”
Rouge 2005
Côtes du Rhône, France
Pulled the cork and caught the 'whiff' which made my mouth water (I am a slave to wine.I admit it)...poured into a large glass..deep RED..can't remember the last wine with such a dominant tint. Searched for a background for the photo shoot (it's my blog..I can call it that)..and the whiff was there again..oh man...can't wait to put my nose in..photo taken..sit down..here we go..as good as it promised..cherries, so juicy..spices..a whiff of liquorice..some blackberries..this has gotta taste as good..and it does..dark berries, silky tannins, so concentrated..but with the coolness that the Rhônes offer nowadays (a New World version would have blown your head of)...long finish.
Points 18 ( was gonna give it 17.5....but what the heck..other bloggers are going mad with points )


This is a blend of 85% Grenache ( 75 to 100 years old) and 15% Syrah.


It costs under 20 Euros..their Chateauneuf-du-Pape costs 3 times as much..surely it can't be 3 times better. Buy this..lay a bottle or two down...yummy!

3 comments:

Edward said...

Barry,

A really lovely note and a steal by the sounds of it.

Joe said...

I am NOT going mad! ;)

Barry said...

Well..I believe we have an Aussie doctor in the house if you are Joe....

Now lie down..and drink your Aligote..

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