Steve

Carrel & Fils 2009 Jongieux (Savoie) – Like snow on a seashore, crisp and flaking, a brittle carapace disintegrating around a wet, slightly saline chill. Someone might once have walked on this beach carrying a lime, but they left with it ages ago. The stark absence of this wine is very appealing. (8/10)


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  • The Wine Mule

    November 30, 2010

    Probably because of shipper/distributor incompetence, I have not been able to find a bottle that wasn't heat-damaged in some way. Irritating.

    Do have some of Carrel's Mondeuse, however, sort of an eccentric country cousin to Gamay, with high-altitude herbs and tart plumminess.

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  • thor iverson

    November 30, 2010

    Sounds tasty. I've never seen the mondeuse.

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