Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Quick Review: Paul Jaboulet Aine 'Les Cypres' 2007

France, Cote du Rhone-Vacqueyras, Paul Jaboulet Aine, 'Les Cypres' Rouge, 2007
++ // Earthy // Forest floor, Cherry // Cherry, chocolate, white pepper, sage // Medium bodied

From the Cote du Rhone area in France, the sub-appellation is Vacqueyras and the producer Paul Jaboulet Aine.

This is a Red Southern Rhone Blend, which the producer is calling "Les Cypres." A blend from this region generally consists of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, in varying proportions, although typically Grenache and Syrah are the dominant partners. We were told this was mostly Grenache.

This wine really opened up well - the white pepper soon mellowed out and the fruit came forward. Very smooth.

Paul Jaboulet Aine Vacqueyras 'Les Cypres' Rouge, Rhone, France

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