Wine Tasting Note: Domaine Richaud Cairanne, 2003, Cotes du Rhone Village, France. Add/Read Comments
Snooth Wine Search:
This is exactly what Chateau Petrogasm has been doing since is inception last June; offering wine tasting notes using "colors, sketches, photography, and other visual media". An interesting concept that many of those I contacted embracing the idea with passion. Traditionalists are going to hate it and it does have its limitations, hence my struggle.
Can you really encapsulated all the nuances of colour, aroma, taste and texture in one single image? I'm not convinced you can. One aspect perhaps over all others - but which to single out to encapsulate the 'whole' of something very sensual? My attempt here is trying to show the depth and silky richness of a Cairanne; chocolate, plums, a meaty edge, dark, moody. (An explanation should not have been necessary!) Others have had more success -
CorkDork with a Cigar Box Guitar for a Californian Cabernet Sauvignon.
Surf4Wine with a gravel and cold steel rendition of a Chablis.
GrapeJuice has a reclining decadent smoking woman for a Costières de Nîmes.
WineCast goes for a market stall dedecked with fruit for an Albarinho.
Cooksister has peaches in a glass for a Riesling.
Hats off to Chateau Petrogasm for stimulating the debate. Perhaps GrapeJuice sums it up best using one single word - 'irreverant'; maybe that is what the wine blogging arena should be.
Wine Tasting Note: Domaine Richaud Cairanne, 2003, Cotes du Rhone Village, France.
Scribblings Rating - 94/100 [4.25 out of 5]