2000 Domaine la Soumade Cabernet Sauvignon Vin de Pays de la Principaute d'Orange
Rhone, France
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Price at time of purchase: $6.99 (Premier Cru)
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon

This is the best red wine buy in memory. If I'd known it was this good I would have bought several cases rather than six bottles! With an undistinguished classification and for the price of a second-rate Beaujolais, this wine is a dead ringer for a good Bordeaux, without the remotest shred of "cheap wine" edge. Very deep purple color, classic Bordeaux nose of cedar, cassis, spice. Very soft, silky, and classy in the mouth. Not surprisingly, it doesn't quite have the length of the top Bordeaux, but for about 1/4 to 1/10 the price, I'm not complaining. - HK 2004-07-21


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