Saturday, December 31, 2005

Les Traverses 2001 - Paul Jaboulet Aine'

A Cote de Ventoux, which is sometimes a source of good value Cote Du Rhone and at other times a source of cheap rubbish, however this happily falls into the former category - I bought a couple of these a few years ago and the first one I tried then was lovely, and was bought to try and replicate what I'd been drinking on my honeymoon - which thankfully it did! This time round it was a different wine - the colour had moved towards being tawny, and whilst the spice and oak were still present the fruit had transformed into dried fruit and liquorice flavours. Personally I preferred the younger wine, and this might had just been left too long whilst not being stored particularly well!

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