From the Cellar

Double the Fun of France

06 Mar 2016


(August 30, 2015) ... A "grab and go dinner", which basically means it was impromptu at someone else's house, so I rushed down to the cellar, grabbed a couple of wines and went out the door. Times like this I take pictures of labels on the fly, or sereptiously at the destination, notes are taken via phone and I look rather rude, but my wife has learned to apologize for my "rudeness" well.

First bottle was of French origins (as it turns out both were) ... Castel Oualou 2007 a wine that barely shows its age with its smooth entry, luxurious black raspberry, tobacco, and sweet cherry; but the finish is not as exciting, it's a little funky at times and takes on a seemingly metallic aftertaste.

Time to open bottle number two - Cazes 2005 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour L'Excellence de Trinia. Aromas of black licorice, smoke and mocha; flavours are just as appealing with raspberry, licorice, mocha, dried cherry, and spice. As the night wore on hints of spearmint and cocoa begin to show themselves - hands down the better bottle.

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