2004 Château de Montfaucon Côtes du Rhône Baron Louis

01092008.jpgSilky, fragrant and sexy… those are three words I would choose to describe this wine. This blend of 40% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Carignan & 10% Counoise adds up to what is a classic Old World blend that has some New World appeal.

I always mention the colour, so I’ll tell ya’ that the wine is a medium-dark red. The nose is a bunch of distinctly earthy dark red cherry, fig, vanilla (hello oak), violets and cracked black pepper. A slurp gives up a wallop of dark cherry and plum fruit. Ahem, yep… I love this wine.

Go grab some lamb sausages, fire up the BBQ and pop this open. Yummy stuff.

$34.95 at Kitsilano Wine Cellars (they may be on to the 2005).

4 1/2 stars

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