Leave it to a wine that I didn’t bring to a party, and leave it to a wine that might seem out of place at the same party, on first impression, to end up being one of the better wines I’ve had in quite some time.
As we approach the Summer, you know it’s going to be out the whites, the lighter reds (if possible), and the rosé’s of course. It wouldn’t be right otherwise. So after a few weeks of the latter, we take it back to a red that had no business being here, if you believe that.
I believe otherwise.
The 2014 de Landiras Rouge, Graves is a wine that should never be lost in the shuffle, or caught in the mix of anything. That analogy can be applied to daily life as well.
For outdoor parties, of course lighter fare, more sweeter varietals and cocktails are going to be the drink of choice. That’s the point. It’s your drink of choice. I sound like a public service announcement, but it’s whatever you want, whenever you want, as long as it makes you feel good and the good vibrations are around you and all your pals.
This more than standard Bordeaux with a classic blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon tastes like the first wine I ever had. If that doesn’t make sense (or it does), it just tastes like a wine drinkers wine. No matter what your level of expertise, or your palate, it just has that look and feel of an old world and old school wine.
My kind of wine.
Dark berries and cassis is what you might find on the nose, (well that’s what one synopsis says), but the blackberry and currant is what you taste (the palate) and it’s the best combination of the two that I can remember.
I love currant because it’s so common in some of my favorite teas, so to find it go well in certain wines makes me so happy. And it’s a throwback, and old school taste that reminds me of drinking wine and sipping tea with family and friends. And that’s so important.
This is a wine that was shared, appreciated, and spoken in awe of family and friends. I want to know who brought this wine, so I can personally thank them. You should always say thank you when someone brings something to a party.
At a value of ranging from $12-18, I feel this would be worth over $20. I believe I saw the price tag on this particular bottle say $22. I’d pay that much for it, but of course I rather pay less. Who wouldn’t?
I’ve never seen this wine before (that I know of), and have no idea where to find it. I almost get the sense that it’s something I’m not supposed to ever see again, or not until the next time it randomly shows up in my life. Sometimes life works out like that, and in a way, I’m ok with that. Those make for the best stories.
I still enjoyed this with some great party foods, snacks, and with plenty of great people to share the day with. This was a party I was honored to have been invited to, and honored to discover this amazing wine, surrounded by amazing friends. Even if only a few of us enjoyed this wine.
I would say back to your regularly scheduled whites or rosé next week, but you never know…
Peace Be With You..