Thursday, September 23, 2010

2005 Chateau Tour de Gilet

It's been about 18 months since we've tasted one of these, and it just happens that this was what I grabbed from the cellar today.  Popped and poured with a purple/garnet color in the glass.  On the nose, there were plenty of red fruits here, mostly strawberry and cherry.  Other black fruits were prevalent as well, but there was no real standout.  A bit of cedar rounds out the nose, along with some pepper and spice.

On the palate, you can tell that this wine is mostly petite sirah.  It has that petite mouth feel to it, that is kind of hard to explain.  It is almost as though it is lacking acidity, and kind of a flatness to it.  Some more cherry on the palate, with a hint of blueberry.  To me, this wine is lacking complexity, and it not all that interesting.  But even so, it's a good daily drinker, and at the price, it's a decent QPR.  Definitely wouldn't go out of my way to buy this wine, but it is what it is.  Drink or hold.  85 points.

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