A break from the tedium of re-copying notes from the past. I always aspire to share my wine adventures, but it’s always kind of tedious to re-write things.

Domaine de Couron was by far, the Domaine that made the biggest impression on me as I began my wine journey at 21.

Today’s is a CDR Village, Mis en Bouteille au Domaine. I’m sitting next to onions that I’m processing, so this could be a tad tainted on the nose, but it’s a lovely way to spend a fall afternoon. Processing garden produce, and sipping wine you enjoy.

The nose is black, preserved cherries, almost overripe, overripe blackberries, laced with slight eucalyptus borders, like a beautiful painting in a frame. It’s rich mulch, black forest soil, and hints of granite evolving to almost cherry liquor. Across the palate, the alcohol is nearly unbalanced, prickling like black pepper flakes that weren’t ground finely enough.

I have a hunch that this Cotes du Rhone is at the end of it’s life, and was not meant to necessarily age this many years, but here it stands, proud in it’s 6th year, only fine laugh lines visible, hands softer than they used to be, back straight and proud, feet firmly planted.

I love Domaine de Couron. (Not a great photo, but c’est la vie.)