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Chateau des Karantes Rouge des Karantes France Languedoc-Roussillon Red Rhone Blends 2005

Member Review by gtv john:

Tasting Notes for Domaine Des Karantes Coteaux du Languedoc gtv_john Wine Tasted: Year 2005, fresh old style issue, with: 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 30% ancient Carignan. Again with the bread dough aeromatics, rock solid typical House of Karantes nomenclature red blend, finessed up the yin yang in their speciale way. A classico excellanti layered blend, mid-weight on the palette, deep plums flavors lure you in, and whilst you're falling, falling, it hits you: this is a Maserati Grand Turismo S luxo drive at Fiat-ski costs? Truly elegant silk balance tannin structure, luxury acid edge to medium crisp finish. I could never mess this up with food unless it was one of my favorites, Beef Bourginon, and even then, I wouldn't want to set my glass down.. CAN'T wait for the new style and get in the mix of the 2007 issue. ..look forward to it. RATE THIS 92

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Domaine des Karantes:
Standing on one of the foothills within Karantes you can see in one direction the Mediterranean which brings gentle sea breezes that blow over the vines. In the other direction, you can see the famous Clape Mountain for which the region is named. Farther in the distance you can see the Pyrenees Mountains with its snow capped peaks. Enjoy this wine with light meals or on its own, and imagine yourself lost in this French paradise.

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Snooth User: gtv john
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02/11/2009

Tasting Notes for Domaine Des Karantes Coteaux du Languedoc gtv_john Wine Tasted: Year 2005, fresh old style issue, with: 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 30% ancient Carignan. Again with the bread dough aeromatics, rock solid typical House of Karantes nomenclature red blend, finessed up the yin yang in their speciale way. A classico excellanti layered blend, mid-weight on the palette, deep plums flavors lure you in, and whilst you're falling, falling, it hits you: this is a Maserati Grand Turismo S luxo drive at Fiat-ski costs? Truly elegant silk balance tannin structure, luxury acid edge to medium crisp finish. I could never mess this up with food unless it was one of my favorites, Beef Bourginon, and even then, I wouldn't want to set my glass down.. CAN'T wait for the new style and get in the mix of the 2007 issue. ..look forward to it. RATE THIS 92



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