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Domaine Des Soulie Saint-Chinian 2010


Recommendation: A wine value way beyond it’s low price.

Winery/Producer: Domaine Des Soulie.

Grape Variety: Blend: 50% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Languedoc-Roussillon; Saint Chinian, France.

Vintage: 2010

Price: $9.90 (with a 10% discount)

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

Paired With: Meatloaf, whole wheat pasta with garlic, olive oil and Parmesan cheese; peas.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened one hour before drinking. Opaque, very dark garnet color. Light dark fruit aromas. Strong plum and cherry fruit taste that intensifies in a finish that is complex, DRY and dusty. WOW, WOW this is SPECTACULAR red wine. It’s smooth, VERY rich tastes and delicious lingering finish are OUTSTANDING…and, at only $9.90 it doesn’t get much better than this. Just for the record, after dinner we took VERY small sips to make the wine last longer…IT WAS GOOD, And it’s a wine value way beyond it’s low price!!!

    She said: This was a leftover dinner but we tried to pair it with a pleasing wine and that was a success. Light aromas but the experience in the palate made up for the slow start. With its juicy cherry flavor, medium body and long tasty finish with pleasing tannins it is a bargain wine at under $10. An added word of advise…open the bottle a few hours before drinking or decant for the best experience…and don’t drink it with spicy foods. I wish we had a case of this and want to kill Ray’s blog so we can enjoy a wine more than a couple of times.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 13%

Bar code: 3 760057 290010

Imported by: Wine Without Borders; Burlington, North Carolina.