9 November, 2009
Cellier du Rhone 2008– Wine ReviewPosted in : Rhone, White Wine on by : The Gourmez
Wine: Cellier du Rhone
Region: Cotes du Rhone, France
The nose of this French white table wine reminds me of kiwi and vanilla. It is mildly sweet and does taste of kiwi and vanilla, though with a mineral finish. Lending it some additional depth are green apple and lime flavors. It’s nice to drink a wine with this many layers but it’s not as delicious as it could be going down.
Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:
Brendan @ Trader Joe’s Wine Compendium
This wine hits a bit sweet on the palette right after being opened, but by day two it’s dried up a bit. Strange. Hints of spearmint on the nose. Some green apple flavor hiding here. A passable wine, but nothing mind blowing.
thumbs down – 72
First sip – oh boy – really sour, I thought I blew it. This was a hostess gift wine and I should have spent more cash. By the second sip – not so bad. It is a crisp dry white wine. In an oddly triangular bottle.
So, this is an interesting slightly sour, yet fruity dry wine that grows on you. Get past the first sip, and you’ll enjoy the bottle. It is not a chardonnay, and not a voignier – it is somewhere in between. Definitely serve it very cold, because as it warms, the dynamic changes, and it isn’t nearly as interesting.
Reviewed by The Gourmez on 10.7.09.