Red | Rhone Blend | France | Rhone | 750ml
This solid red delivers dark plum, black currant and fig notes, supported by iron, charcoal and tobacco. A nice stony edge lingers on the finish. Drink now. 200 cases imported.
The blockbuster 2009 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Centenaire tastes more like a Chateauneuf du Pape than a Cotes du Rhone. Dominated by Grenache with a small amount of Syrah included in the blend, the wine possesses great intensity, a terrific texture, full-bodied power, and wonderful purity and Provencal typicity. This sensational effort is filled with red and black fruit, roasted herb, barbecue smoke, meat juice and bouquet garni characteristics. Enjoy it over the next 7-8 years or longer.
This has a lovely sanguine streak running through its damson plum, loganberry and crushed cherry fruit, all backed by iron and anise notes on the ripe finish. Drink now through 2012. 6,600 cases made.
90 points from Wine & Spirits Magazine: This is a red to sink your teeth into, savory with meaty, beefy flavor. The fruit, dark and fresh, is more a carrier of other flavors licorice, spice, herbs than the main event, every aspect knit tightly together by firm tannin. A blend of 65 percent grenache, 10 percent syrah, 10 percent carignan and splashes of mourvedre, merlot, alicante and cabernet sauvignon from vineyards in Costières de Nîmes and nearby Châteauneuf-du-Pape (all 2009 fruit), it's mouthfilling and delicious, the vinous equivalent of a good aged steak.
Red | Rhone Blend | France | Rhone Valley | 750ml