Monday, March 29, 2010
Vignobles David 2007 Le Mourre De L'Isle (France)
It used to be a shuddering experience to attend a Passover Seder, especially for wine fans; kosher wine was just an abysmal fluid they had the audacity to call "wine". These days it's a different story. Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to try many of the kosher wines to pass through the liquor board and have found a good half dozen to be worthy of crossing your palate - at a decent price (another kosher wine pitfall: the good ones cost mucho denero, but the expensive ones aren't always good - I suppose that could be said about a lot of wine). This Vignobles David is one of those wines that tastes good and didn't empty your wallet. Made from Grenache (60%) and Mourvedre (40%) it's a Cote du Rhone wine that actually has the character of where it is from along with spice, black fruit and nice tannins. This is an excellent example of where kosher wines are heading.