Saturday, March 14, 2009

2007 Domaine de la Buissonne Côtes du Rhône Villages Beaumes-de-Venise

Yet another great find and bargain from Mark and his "cool gang" at CoolVines. Today, we visited CoolVines for their weekly Saturday tasting, only to find yet another great value for the money. This was the second of two wines today , and let me start by saying that for $12, there are many good Côtes du Rhône out there, and this is one of them. Based on points, it might not be the best value, but with time, I think you will see my scores increase on this wine. In the glass, this has a gorgeous ruby, light purple color, but on the nose, this wine explodes with hints of raspberry and strawberry. This wine has a very vibrant nose, and it is hard to explain, but it is as though the wine almost shines. On the palate, you can tell that this is definitely still a young wine, but what do you expect being a 2007? More raspberry overwhelms the palate here, with subtle hint of strawberries and a bit of cherry. Again, this wine is young, and has a rather short finish, that still has a little bite to it. Give it some more time however, or a nice 1-2 hour splash decant, and this wine improves. We enjoyed this wine so much at the tasting today that we actually brought a bottle to a birthday party tonight, and once again, it was a delicious treat. As the bottles got air, and the wine got air in the glass, it really started to open up to show it's potential. This is currently an 84 point wine in my book, but with time in the bottle and air, this is going to 87-88 points. Cheers!

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