Monday, August 2, 2010

Domaine de Gachon 2000

Brick red in the glass with an unmistakable barnyard odor when first opened.  That faded quickly to a most acceptable level.  Cherry fruit, red plums, a few garden herbs, squeaky clean leather, some damp earth, a pinch of cinnamon and just a touch a vanilla. Good acid and still a bit of soft tannin on the finish.  The last of three bottles purchased about four years ago and probably the best of the three.

Grilled steak, baked potato, light salad and grilled peaches and blueberries for dessert. 

Wonderful wine at its peak made for a good evening yesterday.

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