What a disappointment! Kim Marcus gave it an 87 with this relatively tepid review in the recent feature of Languedoc-Roussilion wines:
Domaine de la Brune Couteaux du Languedoc 2001:
"Focused and fairly pure-tasting red from the south of France, with a leathery aroma followed up berry and mineral flavors on a lively frame. Firm finish. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 10,000 cases made. (KM)"
When you compare it with this equally rated wine from the same region you have to wonder how they received the same rating:
"GÉRARD BERTRAND Cabernet Sauvignon Vin de Pays d'Oc 2000 87 $10
Ripe and rich, with loads of mocha, dark plum and chocolate. Delicious for its up-front flavors."
The Domaine de la Brune was thin and sour. Lively is one thing. Sour is another. The acid overpowered the indeterminate fruit flavor. Perhaps it was bottle variation, but I'm not risking $8 to test that theory. 87? Maybe 78.
Has anyone else tried this wine?
[This message was edited by Spenser on Sep 23, 2003 at 03:34 PM.]