Rhone, France, $99, screw-top
I came home with this from the Southern Rhone Wine Fair that was recently run Sopexa. I couldn't discover much about the producer Vignobles David, though they are obviously pretty insightful as they've sealed the wine with a revolutionary screwtop. It's a blend of blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah.
Le Mourre de L'Isle Cotes du Rhone 2007 is a dark wine, purple in colour. There're plenty of rich aromas; gameiness, spice, meat and lots of cheeky cherries; this almost smells Italian and has me thinking of a big meaty salami packed with peppercorns and dried cherries. The palate starts with a lively explosion of sweet fruit flavour, but becomes more savoury. It's got excellent length and is held together by fine tannins and a touch of fresh acidity. Though this is made as an easy drinking style, it's a classy wine that has a lot going on. There are plenty reasons like Le Mourre de L'Isle Cotes du Rhone 2007; it's made by a French bloke called "David", it's sealed with a screwtop, there's a picture of a cow on the label, but most importantly it's simply a pleasure to drink.
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