La Citadelle Sablet Cotes du Rhone Villages 2008
"Immediately appealing fresh, plump youthful fruit of red currants and black cherry laced with more complex, perfumed oaky nuances of mocha and nutmeg. The fruit lingers to the finish, where the flavours are smoothly textured and beguilingly appetizing, beckoning you to have another sip."
"I was introduced to the Boutinot co-op in September and this company is producing some fantastic wines that have not, until now, been available in the U.S. Markets. The Sablet Cotes du Rhone is powerful and rich with dark red fruits, mocha, mint and well-integrated oak. The palate is saturating and smooth. With aeration in the glass the wine evolved to ripe red cherry and cinnamon. Fantastic price!"
--Steve Pollack, wine buyer for the Chairman's Selection program