Sunday, March 20, 2011

'09 Domaine de Couron

unWine'd with a pour...

This is a blend of Grenache & Cabernet.  It has dark fruit, blackberry-black cherry, on the nose but with a hint of the earthiness French wines are known for.  I thought the last two glasses of the wine were more balanced than the first, it opened up nicely.  You get the nice dark fruit from the Cab and the mouth-filling roundness of the Grenache which gives it good balance, not too tannic.  I got a hint of vanilla on the mid-palate and a little spice or maybe it was just the alcohol as this wine is 14.5%.  Should I buy this again, I'd decant it for a hour and give it time to show it's best.  Cheers to all...

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