Domaine des Gorges du Soleil Rivesaltes Rouge, 1963


From the cellar: A somewhat spectacular bottle of Grenache in the Muscat style. Burnt chocolate, an array of dried fruit Turkish bazaar style, caramel and Australian Leatherwood honey (a most spectacular and distinct honey if you’ve never had it).

Rivesaltes 1963

But it’s not port. It’s not Muscat de Beaumes de Venise. It’s not sweet Sherry. It might remind a connoisseur of some Madeira, with that light nutty note, but even then, it is all the way different.

 

Superlatives fail. Share with friends? We did; something of a letdown. The expectations ran high. It’s not as sweet as some sweet wines, it’s complex and layered and not as wine-y as many after dinner bottles.  Some people expected port, some were taken aback by the masculinity.

 

Not sure where I stand with this.

 

Price: $80 USD.

 

Market Liquidity: Like a bucket list item.


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