1996 Couly-Dutheil - Clos de l'Olive Chinon (84 pts)

1996 Couly-Dutheil - Clos de l'Olive Chinon (84 pts)

1/23/2021, 8:23:37 AM
1996 Couly-Dutheil - Clos de l'Olive Chinon (84 pts) #winereview - Great color for its age. Medium ruby core with a pale garnet rim. Medium- intensity on the nose. Aromas of stewed tomatoes, green olives, black pepper, and celery. Did I just drink a really old bloody Mary??? Also getting dried leaves and oregano. The initial green bell pepper and spearmint notes have subsided a bit. The wine is dry, medium acidity, medium alcohol, low tannins that are largely resolved, and medium- body. Flavors are similar to the nose with no noticeable fruit aromas. Stewed tomatoes, green olives, and celery dominate the palate with oregano, salt and pepper finish. The finish is short. This is not bad, but most people will hate it. It's interesting, but lacks complexity in flavor profile and most structure has fallen away. The wine looks like it's in great shape, so this could largely be producer style or specific Clos attributes. I just wanted more than a can of V8. #france #loirevalley #loire #chinon #cabernetfranc #coulydutheil #loirevalleywines #closdelolive #wine #vin #vino #葡萄酒 #vinho #wein #winelover #winegeek #winetasting #wsetdiploma #winestagram #wineterroir #sommelier #winelife #wineoclock #postmorewine #lovewine #winetime #wineporn #instawine

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