I was very excited
when my wife brought this wine home from the store last night. Over the past several month
s, I've tried numerous red wine
s from the southern Rhône valley
, where the principal grape is Grenache
. I thought it would be interesting to try a straight
Grenache and see how it compared.
This is an unpleasant wine, though I do not ascribe its unpleasantness to the grape itself (it perhaps should be noted here that this is an $8 wine). It has a bright red color with no trace of purple, and the aroma seemed slightly more floral and fruity than you find with a run of the mill Côtes du Rhône. Unfortunately, the wine's taste was somewhat reminiscent of an ashtray. It also seemed utterly devoid of any real body. Nevertheless, my wife and I polished off the bottle under the theory that drinking numbs your taste buds. We were thankful for this fact.
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