|Chateau La Canorgue Cotes du Luberon 1994|
Last night for our usual wine group I pulled from my gift case of older Beaune Imports wines and we struck gold! It was my favorite wine of the tasting and most people loved it. The 1994 Chateau La Canorgue Cotes du Luberon.
Clear and bright with pale ruby core to an orange rim. Truffle and licorice and boysenberry in the nose. A little barnyardy but not distractingly so. Lots of mint and bloody meat in the mouth. A nice long finish. Pure finesse but with a little bit of tannin and spice to keep things lively. Just great.
Certified Organic for many years, this wine is around 30% Grenache and 70% Syrah and would have retailed back in 1997 for somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 a bottle. It is a steal for triple the price.
The 2010 vintage is current and drinking really well at 3 years of age, but as we can all attest from our tasting last night, a little more age in the bottle will do it just fine.