Wine Wednesday: Domaine Coudoulis
POSTED ON JUNE 12, 2013Happy Wine Wednesday! Today’s wine is a crowd pleasing Côtes du Rhône from the Lirac appellation. With notes of juicy plum and cocoa, who wouldn’t love this taste of Southern France?

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This delightful Côtes du Rhône is primarily made of Grenache, blended with about 20% Syrah and only about 5% Mourvedre. For Grenache lovers this is especially pleasing. This particular Côtes du Rhône comes from the Lirac appellation in Southern France, right next to where Châteauneuf-du-Pape is grown, which may account for its fine quality and nature.

This 2010 red has a harmonious blend of plum and fig that mingles deliciously with a touch of cocoa. Along with the floral aroma of ripe fruit and spice, it’s juicy but also has mild toasty, smoky notes. Medium-bodied, this has a long and smooth, soft velvety finish. This would be perfect to drink now but one wonders what another 4-5 years might bring to this excellent wine.

Priced moderately at around $15, this is a fine way to try a higher quality French wine without sticker shock. At a recent wine tasting, this was the unanimous winner! Enjoy!