Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Every once and a while I'll buy a bottle of wine with the intent of saving it for a special occasion. This particular one, a 2003 Clos Du Mont-Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape, I purchased 2 or 3 years ago to break out when I finally got my dissertation. Well, the week of my defense came -- I successfully survived (relatively unscathed no less), and then last Friday night, we broke out this bottle:

We've been into "Rhone style" wines (Chateauneuf-du-Pape is an appellation in the southern Rhone region of France) lately, so I figured this one would be quite tasty. I'll have to admit, I was a little disappointed because my expectations were so high. The wine was quite good, don't get me wrong, but it didn't have the body I was expecting - it was lighter, both in color and taste, than I typically prefer. I'm glad I waited a few years to drink this, because I think if I'd consumed it right away it would have been too "jammy." It went surprisingly well with chicken on the grill (I used an "Asian" marinate of some sort).


Sam said...

Hey, I didn't know you decided to make a blog too! Very nice :-)

Ken said...

I'm sneaky like that :)