Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Chateau Guiot, Costieres de Nimes 2004



This has got to be one of the best value wines available -anywhere. The quality far outstrips the price, making the price-quality proposition literally, a no brainer.

Proprietors Francois and Sylvia Cornut make wine from this relatively unknown appellation of Costieres de Nimes in the Languedoc-Rousillon region of Southern France. The wine is predominantly Grenache based but with some Syrah.

T-notes > Deep full red with a purplish tinge on the edge. Very precocious, the nose espouses smoke, spice and lots of delicious dirt. Palate staining flavors of stewed cherries, fur, animal and bark. Tannins are a little sharp but that eases off with a bit of aeration. Quite impressive for the price point.

In Singapore, available @ Tanglin Marketplace. Stateside, a Robert Kacher Selection.

2 Comments:

Anonymous ben tillman said...

I'm drinking the Chateau Guit 2007 Rose right now. Very nice.

6/03/2008 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous ben tillman said...

Whoops - that's "Guiot"!

6/03/2008 09:16:00 AM  

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