Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Matthieu Barret Côtes du Rhône Petit Ours Gris 2010

Ever bet on a horse because of thew colours or the name? If you have you have also chosen your wine because of the label. This label is one of those labels.

Perched just out of reach of the kids at Seddon Wine Store, the Matthieu Barret Côtes du Rhône Petit Ours Gris (little grey bear) 2010 Syrah and Grenache blend is in prime view of us big kids and am happy to say is a constant mover. The nose is full of bright red fruit with sweet raspberry pronounced. The palate has an almost cooling feel about it with more fruit; raspberry, blackberry and licorice allsorts. The mid palate pushes most of the fruit aside with balanced acid and soft chewy tannins cleaning up all and sundry. A good wine and maybe just as fun as putting $2 each way on the jockey wearing the pretty silks.

Drink with lamb casserole
Drink till 2015
Quality cork 13.5%v/v $29 Seddon Wine Store


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  2. I called the Seddon Wine Store and they had no idea of the wine, unreal. How do you get through to idiots that work behind a counter that do not know wine???

  3. Maybe the wine was out of stock and it was busy. Who did you speak too or were you just pissed off that they did not have it anymore? Either way, they are not idiots Keith and would suggest they know a lot more about wine then most