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$62 Antinori-Matte Albis Maipo Valley (cabernet) vs. $18 Vignerons de Caractère Vacqueyras Les Hauts du Castellas (GSM)

realitytruthprozac Oct 6, 2009 06:02 PM

Antinori-Matte Albis Maipo Valley (cabernet)
(Thought it was no different than $10 Cab)


Vignerons de Caractère Vacqueyras Les Hauts du Castellas (
(GSM) $18
Thought the GSM was much better.
Jammy. Fruity. Acid. Low tannin. Pepper aftertaste?

  1. SteveTimko Oct 7, 2009 08:56 AM

    The Southern Rhone is a great source for bargain wine. Although I haven't heard of much mourvedre being planted in either Vacqueyras or Gigondas.

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    1. re: SteveTimko
      carswell Oct 7, 2009 09:57 AM

      According to a Swedish wine blog, Les Hauts du Castellas 2006 is 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre. http://godavinare.blogspot.com/2009/0...

      1. re: carswell
        ibstatguy Oct 7, 2009 11:11 AM

        Swedish wine blog?

        1. re: ibstatguy
          carswell Oct 7, 2009 11:28 AM

          Jo men visst!

          Who knows why but if you google "les hauts du castellas" mourvèdre, you get many pages of Swedish results. I just cited one of the first that came up, since the wine producer's website provides no specifics.

          Here's an English-language Rhône site that puts the GSM ratio at 75:15:10 for the 2007. http://www.terrisson-wines.com/m_cata...

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