Sometimes an 89

Doesn’t actually deserve to be an 89.  And sometimes it does, or maybe it deserves less.  The 3rd wine for the blind Twitter Taste Live for the 89 Project was the 2006 Clos La Coutale Cahors.  It clocked in at 12.5% alcohol by volume, was 80% Malbec and 20% Merlot, and I purchased it as part of a tasting pack from Bin Ends Wine.  This was one of my least favorite wines of the evening.

On the nose I found the wine to be spicy. Specific aromas were pepper, black cherry, sweet oak, raisins, fresh cracked pepper, and a hint of dark fruit, but the wine didn’t really give up much on the nose. In the mouth I got chocolate, blackberries, dark fruit, currants, and some dark cherry.  I wasn’t such a fan of this one.  The blend didn’t really work for me, the nose didn’t excite me, and I just found it to be “meh” overall.

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2 Responses

  1. WHAT! Clos La Coutale Cahors are tasteful! Must appreciate the tast young lady!

    – Semie Lee
    Professional
    Wine Packaging

  2. Well, everyone has different opinions on wine. This is simply mine!

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