REVIEW: Chateau Chateau Skulls 2007

November 18th, 2009 by Jeff

Price:  ~$21.00

Blend:

60% Grenache
40% Mataro (Mourvedre)

Nose:

Raisins, toast, white pepper, and cherry juice (note that the fruit note hits last).

Palate:

Medium bodied, surprisingly good acidity.  Cranberry, bing cherry, and raspberry with a singular line of pie spice.  Snooze.

Synopsis:

I’ve tried this wine (this vintage) a couple of times and every time I do I have high hopes and every time my hope are dashed.  This thing costs $21.00 and has the most bad-ass label in wine label history.  It’s from southeast Australia, so I expect big, juicy fruit…and it’s not there.  So I say to myself, “Jeff, that should be a great, a medium bodied, good acid wine with some nuance, fruit, and layers.”  But then I realize that the nuance and layers are missing.

It is wine with great promise that ultimately comes up short for me.

The Som Rating: 5/10 Scarlett Johansson Heads

The Som Rating: 5/10 Scarlett Johansson Heads

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