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Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate
Region: Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
Varietal: Rhone Red Blends
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Item no. 100082
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre.
Single vineyard directly across the appellation boundary of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Intense, brilliant garnet-red color. The aromas of woods and ripe red berries are typical of the terroir. The tannic structure is elegant and smooth. The finish is dominated by slight touches of spices and truffles. A complete wine, rich and fine.
Impressive, with slightly more complexity, muscle, and depth, is the 2007 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Champauvins. A more spice-driven, fuller-bodied, earthier effort, it is a rich, well-balanced, full-throttle Cotes du Rhone that demonstrates the heights of quality that were attainable in 2007.