Monday, September 3, 2012

Marc Kreydenweiss 2005 Costieres de Nimes - Barbabelle (France)

I've had this Kreydenweiss wine a few times before, at one point, back when it was being sold, it was one of Ontario's best value wines at under $13.00 (or something silly like that).  But in truth this has been the best bottle I have had since my very first taste when I first bought it.  The wine seems to have integrated nicely and is aging remarkably well.  The nose has earthy and licorice notes along with some smoked black cherry.  Taste-wise there's some real good complexity: black currants, dried and spiced cranberry, white pepper, smoky-tobacco leading to a pleasant (though I am sure it won't sound that way) cigarette ash finish - when mixed with all that came before it it is quite nice.  The wine is dark, smoky and brooding and is a lovely addition to the evening meal - no matter what you're having.  If you were one of the many to take advantage of this wine deal, now's the time to drink-up, if you haven't already.

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