Heritage Du Rhone 2001
It is probably a marketing ploy rather than anything else but a number of bottlers of wine from the Rhone valley sell their wine in numbered bottles under a "heritage" mark. Ploy or not, in this case, the wine in the bottle is good indeed.

Wine from this part of France does not have the deep subtlty of a wine from Bordeaux but that aside, this was one of the nicest wines that we have tried recently and certainly we have had nothing better for this price.

The wine has a nice fruity taste and a lovely smooth rounded texture with an aftertaste that just bathes the inside of the mouth.

For the price, it is jolly good though not quite up to the last two years.

Wine rating: 6/10. Value rating: fair

The details:
Heritage Du Rhone 2001
Appelation Cotes du Rhone Controlee
Bottled by Castel Freres, France
Euro5.49 from Hertie in Germany in Jan 2004
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