- 2004 Jean-Luc Colombo Côtes du Rhône Les Abeilles - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (8/12/2006) 13% 13,49€
A pretty enough, ripe, red berried scent with a touch of minerals and earth. The palate is sweetly fruity with soft tannins and surprisingly high acidity. The aftertaste is long and fresh. It should be just the sort of little wine I like, and I can't place my finger on why it doesn't please me. Lack of brett? Not quite enough earth? Slight touch of oak? I don't know, but the whole just doesn't convince me.
- 2005 André Dezat Sancerre - France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre (8/12/2006) 12,5% 22,30€ (but only so much beacuse imported by Tampereen Viinitukku, who have the highest margins of all importers)
Light gold - shows the warmth of the vintage. The nose is quite lovely: fruity, yet grassy as the grape should be, and mineral - deep yet sylishly lean. The palate has fine fruit, fine acidity, fine minerality and fine length. Surprisingly deep yet stylish for the grape. Very nice!
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