- 2009 La Celestiere Côtes du Rhône - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (2/20/2011)
Initially had high hopes given the nice nose. Had some smoke, scorched earth and spice. But the palate was a mess. Incredibly sweet with no structure. Fruit was too ripe and it made big cali-Rhone wines seem demur. Went down the drain after a glass. Wish I could say it was an off bottle. Two bottles showed the same. Thank you Garagiste for your incredibly misleading tasting note--bravo. (75 pts.)
Not sure if it was RS, but I am sure it was crap. I'm seriously rethinking my decision to try new entry level red wines via Garagiste. The whites are usually a decent to good QPR, but I've had horrible luck with reds. I know Garagiste has its followers, and no doubt they make some killer offers on higher end reds, but I'm zero for six on entry levels reds.