September 29, 2005

I am done with vin de francais

I have tried.
For years I loved various vintages of Cotes du Rhone.
For years I thought that French wines were the best.
But now, after many attempts in the last couple of years, I finally give up.

Most bottles I get lately have dried out corks and a nasty turned taste. In fact, I tend to approach my first sip with a lot of trepidation.

Latest was opening a bottle of 2001 Haut de Domy. And it sucked.

Lately, Argentinian bottles and Chilean vintages are far more fetching to me.
I don't know if it is a conservative conspiracy to drop the value of old French wines ('Freedom' wine, anyone?) or what it is.
All I know is that I can't take it anymore.
Maybe my tastes have finally deteriorated to Thunderbird or MD. Hey - at least it'll be cheaper!

1 comment:

Eclipse said...

Whaaat!? You mean Haut de Domy Pessac-Léognan? That's one of the best Bordeaux in its category of price, and incidentally one of my favourite! Try the millésime 2002, it's excellent. And don't be that sour about french wines in general. With all their apparent defects, they rule, just like french people...
Personal advice: try some italian reds and drop the south-american stuff. Sincerely