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2013 Chateau D’Esclans Whispering Angel Rose and Brie

wine and cheese

Wine:

Chateau Desclans Whispering Angel Rose     2013     $22.19

[Wine Makers Notes] Whispering Angel is a blend of Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault, Syrah, and Mourvedre grapes. Strikingly pale pink in color, the aromas are fresh and fruity. On the palate, it is bone dry through the finish. The name really suits the delicate nature of this wine.

If not simply drinking Whispering Angel on its own, pair it with lightly grilled steaks, salmon, other fish dishes and salads, as well as cheese. Fabulous with modern cuisine.

Cheese:

La Bonne Vie Brie       $5.97

[From the cheese maker] Known for it’s excellent quality and flavor, La Bonne Vie Brie is a soft cheese made of cow’s milk, with a deliciously creamy and buttery taste and a snowy-white edible rind.

whispering angel and brie

Wine Review- An excellent wine. Not too dry with fruit flavors. We really enjoyed this one. I suspect this wine would go well with most any entree or dessert. I certainly enjoyed drinking it and eating Lindt truffles. It was a decadent evening for us.

Husband said, “I thought it was awesome, I didn’t get a buzz off of it, the cheese was a terrible choice, although the wine DID help quell the taste in my mouth when I stupidly did something french and ate the mold rind part with the cheese”

We will certainly be buying it again. The back of the bottle said you may hear angels whispering when you drank it. I’m not sure about that but it was certainly delicious. We highly recommend this wine!

brie

Cheese Review- Well, it was ok. With the rind cut off and eaten with crackers it was acceptable. With the rind it was rather disgusting. I’d probably not get this cheese again. It didn’t thrill me. We did eat about half of it though, so no awful.

The kids did not get to participate in this wine tasting. They were in bed and we were luxuriating on the couch, catching up on some TV. We are dreadfully behind on the few shows we watch on Netflix. It was a lovely, peaceful evening and the wine certainly helped with the mood.

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