Abbaye des Monges “Augustine” La Clape Coteaux de Languedoc 2007

A mouthful of a name for an interesting red wine.

The nose is a mix of blueberries, grilled meat and smoky or gamy nuances.  The palate is fresh and medium-bodied with bright acidity.  The fruit  is  a teaser, never quite coming through on palate.

On one level, this is bright and fresh for a five year old wine, but falls a bit short on palate.  The great bouquet doesn’t quite follow through to the palate.  I can’t wholeheartedly recommend it.  Best bet: try it and decide for yourself.

Varietal composition: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan: 30% each; Mourvedre 10%.

Retail price:  $10.99.  Imported by Wines and Beyond, Rhinebeck NY

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