Belgian wrote:SteelbackGuy wrote:Belgian wrote:As I say, French Wine is the elixir of the gods.
From time to time, they actually get it right.
When it's right it's SO right. And it's not just the super expensive stuff that rocks...
The French have "wankers in wine-making" like anyplace else, it is true... Borgougne is especially screwed for pricing and the El Cee Be Oh! usually buys all the wanker wines from Burgundy - it's a small region and competent agents from all countries actually go after the good stuff - actively pre-buying it - and whatever people don't want, the vintners approach the passive lazy LCBO who consider the exorbitant markup potential of shitty French pinot noir in the Ontario market. Well it's not completely shitty but it's certainly table wine-grade stuff, not the good burgundy and not worth 16-20 bucks.
I'm drinking Rasteau Ortas Prestige 2005 CDR Villages from the Rhone and it's good, deep dark cherry fruit and high-palate acidty and some spice. Wines from the Southwest and Midi and Rhone and Provénce represent some better values.
Where did yu pick that one up? I am interested.l