Tuesday, 10 May 2011
First Steelwine team liveblog of the summer.
We are busy in the kitchen with a masterchef syle cookup but we took a break out in the garden to appreciate this lovely bottle of Cotes du Rhone fetched by Spud.
Domaine La Fond Roc Epine
Cotes Du Rhone 2009
We decanted the wine which was a good idea as it really opened up and changed character- mellowing out over time.
A delicate and light wine with initial savoury aromas of mushroom and undergrowth, probably influences from the time the wine spent in barrel. On the palate there was an aromatic fruitiness of red fruits with a perfect balance of tannins and a long delicious finish.
We highly rated the wine and are going to continue our Cotes Du Rhone adventures by exploring other wines from the region.
more news soon!
Will and Spud.
£9.49 from Bargain Booze