WTN: Vieux Chene CdR Cuvee des Capucines (Rose')

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WTN: Vieux Chene CdR Cuvee des Capucines (Rose')

Postby ClarkDGigHbr » Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:04 am

I purchased a single bottle of the 2005 Domaine du Vieux Chene Cuvee des Capucines Cotes du Rhone ($13) a few months back and just got around to opening it. WOW !! Bright and crisp, bursting with red berry fruit. Feels clean in the mouth and ends with gentle spices on the finish. 100% Grenache Rose' from an organic grower in southern France. This is a lovely and exciting Rose'.

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Re: WTN: Vieux Chene CdR Cuvee des Capucines (Rose')

Postby AlexR » Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:14 am

An unfortunate name when one thinks that "old oak" can be construed to mean "aged in old barrels"...

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Re: WTN: Vieux Chene CdR Cuvee des Capucines (Rose')

Postby Redwinger » Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:44 am

We drank a bunch of this over the summer. Agree with you assessment.
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Re: WTN: Vieux Chene CdR Cuvee des Capucines (Rose')

Postby OW Holmes » Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:27 pm

ClarkDGigHbr wrote:I purchased a single bottle of the 2005 Domaine du Vieux Chene Cuvee des Capucines Cotes du Rhone ($13) a few months back and just got around to opening it. WOW !! Bright and crisp, bursting with red berry fruit. Feels clean in the mouth and ends with gentle spices on the finish. 100% Grenache Rose' from an organic grower in southern France. This is a lovely and exciting Rose'.

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I have a recollection of an earlier vintage named almost, or exactly, the same, which was a rouge, not a rose. And I remember that I liked it enough to go back for more and that most of the 6 bottles I bought had loose fitting corks, but the wine was fine. Does Vieux Chene make both a rose and a rouge, and are they both called Capucines?
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Re: WTN: Vieux Chene CdR Cuvee des Capucines (Rose')

Postby Redwinger » Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:51 pm

OW,
These are imported by J et R and there is a rouge as well as a rose.
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Re: WTN: Vieux Chene CdR Cuvee des Capucines (Rose')

Postby OW Holmes » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:18 pm

Thanks, Bill. I distrusted my memory for a while.
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Re: WTN: Vieux Chene CdR Cuvee des Capucines (Rose')

Postby ClarkDGigHbr » Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:41 am

OW Holmes wrote: ... and that most of the 6 bottles I bought had loose fitting corks, but the wine was fine.


This bottle of Rose' came with a very tight-fitting synthetic stopper. It resembles a hollow rubber cylinder filled with cream-colored goo. I couldn't tell you what kind of stopper they use for their CdR Rouge.

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