Thursday, February 23, 2006
Domaine la Soumade Rasteau 2001
This is classic Rhone, medium bodied with aromas of vanilla, pepper and blackcurrant with distinct spicyness on the palate. This is well made however it was not as long as it might have been and the tannins were a little too firm - the fruit in it will mean it will certainly age for a little while yet and ought to be delicious in a couple of years! Tasted a few weeks ago it is certainly not one that I remember particularly fondly unlike the St. Hallett Blackwall that I tasted at the same time.