MATT'S WINE NOT! DOMAINE DE LA BASTIDE 2007 FRENCH RED WINE

Well dear reader, here we are again, another weekend gone by, another work week upon us, and another bottle of wine to review. That's the great thing about work: it gives you such a good impetous to drink wine and then write about it!

Up under the wine taster's microscope (mine is very shoddy, hence my inability to pick out nuanced tastes) is this French red, also from the Cotes du Rhone (in a previous article I raved about another red from this area), and not unlike it's cousin, this too does not disappoint much, although is not as spectacular.


Naturally corked, it presents yet another deep crimson colour and a full bodied nose. However, it almost yields a light to medium taste in the beginning, and is smooth, easy, and not too complex in its dryness.

A grapey, winey taste, this wine is simple to drink and is a good, basic drink. Perhaps not as amazing as the other Cotes du Rhone I reviewed, the Bastide is still tasty and worth a try, if not merely for the escape. Ah, France...

*** out of 4

Purchased at a Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) Store for C$13.95 (US$12.85).

From LCBO.com:

DOMAINE DE LA BASTIDE VISAN COTES DU RHONE-VILLAGES 2007, 750 mL bottle
LCBO VINTAGES #129072
Wine, Red Wine
14.3% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content: XD
Made in: Rhone, France
By: Scea De La Bastide

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