Monday, December 8, 2008

2005 Jean-Pierre Robinot (L'Opera des Vins) Coteaux du Loir Vin de Table Francais Concerto D'Oniss

Type- Red
Producer- Jean-Pierre Robinot (L'Opera des Vins)
Variety- Pineau d'Aunis
Designation- Vin de Table Francais Concerto D'Oniss
Country- France
Region- Loire Valley
SubRegion- Upper Loire
Appellation- Coteaux du Loir

The Little Wooden Guy likes it. This wine is bright, fresh and fruity, not over-oaked and overpowering.

Night One

The color is a light translucent ruby red. The palate is very fruity, cherry pits, pomegranate, and some lavender. On the palate, the mouth feel was a bit thin. Flavor was very fruity and juicy, cherries, pomegranate, and some allspice. It is very bright and acidic, fresh and fruity.

Night Two

The nose was a little deeper on Night Two, with tobacco leaf added to the cherry pits, pomegranate and lavender from Night One. Mouth feel was a lot more full, glycerin more apparent. The palate was close to Night One, but a bit deeper, pomegranate, cranberry, and some earthy mushrooms, adding cola on the mid-plate. It was still very bright and acidic.

This is a very interesting wine, light and fruity but with layers and depth.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like the multi-layered complexity you mention and will keep an eye out for this wine.