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Thursday, November 25

Domaine de Cabriere

Very friendly reception, by the vinter and his cousin. We toured the whole place, and tasted wine from the cask (barrique) due for one more year in a foudre. Interesting, not as harsh or oaky as I thought it would be. Ivonne found their wines too tame, and suspected too much filtering, a "crime" they've been accused of by Parker, but I rather liked them... You can't drink powerful wines with everything, and these were well-balanced. In any case, I bought three of their "Tête de Cuvée" 2000 for myself, and three of their "Cuvée Tradition" 2001 for Dad's Xmas. They threw in a 2002 for good luck, as they are rather proud of their accomplishment in what was a bad vintage. They did win a silver medal with it. All in all, a good experience, particularly tasting from the cask. They recommended a local restaurant, where we did have a good time, if a little rushed for our next appointment. Location : Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France

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