Would you believe it but I spent so much time tasting German whites that I skipped quite a few 'just arrived' French wines at Terry Theise Spring Tasting on Tuesday (January 19).
Blame it on nostalgia sake, the Gaillac Rouge 'Cuvee Reserve' Domaine du Moulin (07) should have made the cut with its 50% Duras not to confuse with Cotes de Duras (rest is Syrah). I spent quite a bit of time in the area in my youth.
North Berkeley Wines in its notes on 2006 Domaine du Moulin Gaillac Rouge (September 09) calls it 'a little fire in your soul'...
Last, I would also have liked to try, 2 Cote Roannaise, 'Les Originelles' and 'Vielles Vignes' (40 year old vines) by Domaine Robert Serol (both 2008), varietal is Gamay St Romain, from the foothills of Massic Central.
Hopefully I will have a chance to make up for this.
How can you taste 250 plus wines in 2 hours anyway?
I think I managed to squeeze 60 or 70 of them.