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Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:36 pm


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WTN: 1999 Coudoulet de Beaucastel

by Redwinger » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:07 am

1999 Coudoulet de Beaucastel
I've read some reports that this wine was in a death spiral. I'm pleased to report that this bottle had plenty of life and was at or near peak...I only wish I had more of it so I could check back in on it in a couple of years.

The meal was grilled loin lamb chops with a marinate of fresh basil, dijon mustard, EVVO and garlic. There was also a side of tomato pie which was a new experience for me and I loved it..

Now about the wine. The fruit had a somewhat forward raspberry and strawberry fruit profile, but not in any sort of sweet or cloying way. A touch of leather and meat. The tannins are still hanging in there to balance out the acidity and fruit. Lengthy peppery finish. A very, very nice CdR with loads of character. I seem to recall paying ~$18 for this 4 or 5 years ago.
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