2008 Domaines Barons de Rothschild Corbieres Blason d’Aussieres
Nose seems a bit confused. Notes of eucalyptus, fresh leather, and spinach. Not terribly complex on the palate, and a tad chewy, but still nice, with blueberry, nut, white pepper, and cassis. Finishes evenly and nicely. Would pair nicely (although clash geopolitically) with eggplant parmesan. Recommended.
WHO: Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)
WHAT: Syrah (45%), Grenache (40%), Mourvèdre (15%)
WHERE: Languedoc, France
HOW MUCH: $15 (media sample)