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Review for Bishops Selection (France) Cotes du Rhone


(29/05/11)
By: Linda Sorensen (Christchurch) This reviewer is using their real name. Gold Medal Reviewer - Top 10 ranked wine reviewer! Has submitted over 50 reviews! Speedster - Has completed 6 first reviews!

It took me a while to locate this wine in my collection; lately (due to boxed storage) the sorting factor has been closure type rather than varietal. French wine with a screwcap - who would have thought?? This is a nice example of a Rhone red, a bit lighter than the Delas we compared it with. It has a deep garnet hue, with blackberries and even a touch of apple on the nose. Strongly acidic, this is definitely a food wine. The tannins were smooth and light; fruit was pretty light as well - plums/blackberries. We had this with roast pork and it worked well. I wouldn't put it with food much stronger, as it is a lighter style Rhone than some. Drink it now; any longer in the cellar and the fruit will be lost completely.


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