We often get good bargains at Costco. A few weeks ago we picked up a 2008 La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape for $28 and decided to give it a try. Here’s our view of this wine.
|Steve’s Comments||Mary’s Comments|
|A||Rusty deep purple color.||Color||Nic beautiful rusty color.||A|
|C||No aroma at all.||Aroma||None.||C|
|C||Had a bit of a plum flavor at the start. Is it possible we got a bad bottle?||Start||Starts harsh and goes by fast. Not really much there.||C|
|B||While the middle had a bit of a cherry overtone, it was also somewhat tannic.||Middle||I like the middle. It has a big cherry center with some complexity.||A|
|B-||It had a light finish with no residual lingering flavors.||Finish||Ends quickly and leaves you with a flavor of dirt and an unpleasant aftertaste.||C|
|B-||I didn’t like the plumy start. The middle was OK but it finished quickly.||Overall||This wine was too tannic for me and I prefer them a bit sweeter. Overall I found it to be harsh.||B-|
So we agree. We didn’t find this one to be a good value and we won’t pick up any more of it.