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WTN: Chat-en-Oeuf 2005

by Bruce Hayes » Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:07 am

A blend of old vine Grenache and Syrah, the wine is a marketing gimmick, referencing on the back label the "much more expensive" Chateauneuf du Pape. The label bears an image of a cat sitting on an egg, hence the name.

Coteaux Du Ventoux.
From Etablissements Paul Boutinot.

Fairly flat and unexciting, some cherry fruit and spice, red licorice, moderate weight, harsh, bitter and a little hot toward the end. Pretty much totally devoid of flavour and character. I wasn't expecting much, but it would have been nice to have had something from this wine. I have have had many wines from the Coteaux Du Ventoux in the past, and I know the region is capable of producing some charming, fruity and easy drinking wines. This was not one of them.

Purchased at $13.15 (Canadian).
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Re: WTN: Chat-en-Oeuf 2005

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:18 am

Nice try there Bruce!! Next up, Painted Turtle??
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Re: WTN: Chat-en-Oeuf 2005

by Cynthia Wenslow » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:06 am

See? Purchasing this didn't make you a bad person, just a disappointed consumer!
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Re: WTN: Chat-en-Oeuf 2005

by Gary Barlettano » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:49 am

Thanks for falling on the grenade for us! (Or would that be grenache?) :lol:

But you never know until you try. Lemme tell ya'! I "specialize" in locating $10.00 and under wines. Most give me an instant headache without even being through the second glass. But who knows!? Although the laws of probability and marketing are against it, I just might find a star performer some day. (What do they say about doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result?)

And you never know what you might find out there in the critter zoo.
And now what?
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Re: WTN: Chat-en-Oeuf 2005

by Bruce Hayes » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:59 am

Gary Barlettano wrote:But you never know until you try. And you never know what you might find out there in the critter zoo.


That's my attitude as well. Most of the time I come out on the losing end but, as you say, once in a while I get a "Wow" wine.

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