Had a glass: 2008 Le Paradou Viognier

Source: http://www.cellertracker.com

Where: Bin 941
Price: $8/glass; $40/bottle
Consumer cost markup: 122% (glass/bottle)
Wine List value: Not a great wine, and an unreasonable markup. Avoid.

Vintage: 2008
Producer: Château Pesquié
Variety: Viognier
Designation: Le Paradou
Region: France
Sub-region: Languedoc Roussillon
ABV: 13%
Price: $18 (EW)

He says: unbalanced, very tart and acidic, not enough fruit to counter this mouthful of lemon and stones.

She says: being a big fan of mineral flavours in wine, it was disappointing that there was not enough fruit to carry this.  The usual floral aromas of Viognier were also restrained.  If only it was as charming as the village in Provence that it takes its name from!

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, Med- lemon-green colour
Smells like: Youthful, clean, med- intensity, green apple, citrus, stoney, floral
Tastes like: Dry, med+ acid, med body, med- alcohol, med intensity, mineral, stones, green apple, citrus, med- length
Summary: Acceptable, At peak drink soon

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Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.