Saturday, October 14, 2006

Une et Mille Nuits 2003 - Domaine Canet-Valette

A really lovely wine that costs just E8,70 this is a blend of Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre which is aged for 3 years, 1/2 in new oak and 1/2 in tanks. The wine itself is complex and smooth - though do be sure as with many other wines of the region to give it plenty of time to breath, I'd be tempted to decant the morning before you want to start drinking. The aromas are of cassis and plums, with some fantatic herbal "garrigue" and vegetative notes. Une et Mille Nuits is dark and seductive, velvety and smooth - my only real complaint about this wine is that it is a style of wine that Katherine is not so fond of, and so when it came down to deciding what to bring home - this was not near the top of the list for that reason alone. I however loved it - so, it may or may not be to your taste - but definately give it a go - Available in the UK from Stone, Vine and Sun of Winchester.

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