FRANCE IS OFFERING GREAT VALUE ““ SUCH AS THIS EVERYDAY RED
If there is one piece of news missing in today’s wine journals it is the value to be found in French wines. No, I don’t mean the fancy Grand Crus, but the everyday stuff, such as this Rhone red.
Cellier des Dauphins is an LCBO oldie-goldie that’s found new vitality. I love the combination of bright flavours and refreshment. And the honest-to-goodness bistro feeling. Forget the yummy richness of most red Rhones ““ this is gutsy, tangy and invigorating. Really good gulping stuff ““ at a gulping price. Lightly chill. I like to decant into a clear glass bottle because I find the dark, black label to be at odds with the bright, fun spirit of the wine.
CELLIER DES DAUPHINS 11 Cotes du Rhone “˜Carte Noir’, France 110197 $10.95