Saturday, April 25, 2009

Marrenon Private Gallery - Grenache Syrah

At the "Tesco Wine festival 2009 " in the Merrion centre last Sunday I bought  a Private Gallery - Grenache Syrah from Marrenon in the Cotes du Loberon, reduced to €8-99 from €15-99.

Name: Marrenon  Private Gallery - Grenache Syrah
Year: 2008
Price: €8-99 reduced from €15-99
Notes: Another decent French wine. This showed the value of decanting. For various, frankly boring, reasons I was only able to decant this for a few minutes before drinking it. Initially this was 
thin and a little sharp with some French fruitiness to the fore.  However after a while the sharpness faded somewhat and some lovely Rhone-ish dark fruits became noticeable. As with so many recent wines, at the reduced rice its worth a punt but at €15-99 I'd find it hard to justify. Your mileage, of course, may vary.
Rating: 5/10 (6/10 at €8-99)  

Note: apologies for the crappy quality picture.

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