February 21, 2008
M. Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche 2005
"I don't like it at all"
"It tastes cheap"
...were Caroline's tasting notes. I taste cherries, she tastes garbage. Well, "Luden's cough drops" was her exact flavor description. I find it acceptable, but it really doesn't have much flavor: dry and little to no finish to speak of. Pass up this 2005 Cotes du Rhone - so many better wines from the region. 3.5/10 rating as I'm not going to pour it out, but I'll have to tough this one out solo.