Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Domaine de Vallouit "Les Greffieres" Hermitage 1999

Saturated red,

Vinturi - integrated, sumptuous nose of woodsmoke, wilted greens, smoked sausage. Deep, classic N. Rhone Syrah.

Deep and relatively "easy" in the mouth, broad and giving. Which is, for me, unusual. Great mid-palate flesh. Killer stuff. Domaine now owned by Guigal. Good thing? Probably. But diversity is a certain loser.