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Abbeycourt Cotes du Rhone 2014


Recommendation: A good garden variety Rhône Valley red that’s a bargain price.

Winery/Producer:Abbeycourt, France.

Grape Variety: Southern Rhône Red Blend (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre).

Geographic Region, Appellation: Rhône Valley, France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $9.90 with a 10% mixed case discount.

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Camembert cheese on toast, venison hash and spinach salad with bacon and mushrooms.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark ruby color with a light purple rim. Cherry fruit and damp earth aromas. Dry, mouth-filling with intense acidity and lush cherry taste. At mid-palate through the short finish the flavor goes from fruity to dusty, tart with lots of pepper and acidity. At under $10 this was a good buy. Well paired with the venison, good with the cheese and OK drinking alone after the meal. When we think how few and far between good wines at this price point can be…it’s a good garden variety Rhône Valley red that’s a bargain price.

    She said: Dark garnet red color with lots of fat slow-moving legs. The appellation Côtes du Rhône does not inspire visions of grandeur, but this one is worth a second look. A strong red fruit aroma, fruity taste, medium body and soft tannins. It’s smooth and has an abrupt finish, but the acidity made it especially good with the cheese. At only $9.90 it is a good buy and I would have it again with almost any meal that included strong flavored red meat.

Grenache grapes ready for harvest.

Comments:

Alcohol: 13%

UPC Code: 3 477602 578737

Imported by: Wines U; Eddystone, Pennsylvania.

Photo from: Mother Nature Network.