Here’s two Cotes du Rhone picks to stock up on (one has a GREAT NEW LABEL).
One of the LCBO’s longest serving Cotes du Rhone has embraced screw cap, and a new, attractive ‘retro’ label. It delivers wonderful refreshment in the the 2013 vintage. Shades of an earthy Beaujolais – the perfect partner for a roast chicken. Or to sip as you prepare supper. Noting fancy, just good at tasting like wine. I love this stuff. Lightly chill.
CELLIER des DAUPHINS 13 Cotes du Rhone, France 110197 $11.45
Rodet’s Cotes du Rhone has had an even longer LCBO run, as you can tell by the short four digit number. Delicious fruity/herbaceous flavours here, and a refreshing tang. So tasty and so gulpable – classic bistro red. Lightly chill and let the fun begin. You will certainly need a second bottle. And that’s just to start the evening. Again, I call this my ‘other Beaujolais.’ But this guy needs a more modern label.
RODET 12 Cotes du Rhone, France 8979 $14.00 (***reduced to $12.00 till March 1st***)