2008 Domaine du Prieure St-Hippolyte Coteaux du Languedoc

The Domaine du Prieure is a rosé blend from France’s Languedoc Roussillon region.

On the nose, I got some bright fruit that included strawberry and cherry.  I also thought there was a touch of banana, but not in an overbearing way.  There was plenty of honeysuckle on the sniffer, as well.

The palate confirmed what the nose was telling me:  the honey and strawberry came through nicely and I’ll be darned if the banana didn’t cut through a bit.  An hour and a half in, the nose and the palate showed honey, honey, and more honey, with a touch of strawberry in there.

The Domaine du Prieure was a medium-bodied rosé that came off as a bit syrupy.  As such, I would recommend pairing it with some cheese or the like.  It’s a nice enough bottle for around $13 and will do the trick on a warm summer afternoon on the patio or deck while grilling—nothing great, but not bad, either.  In the end, it’s wine and that’s o.k.

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