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Jean-Luc Colombo Les Abeilles Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2005

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
  • WS 88
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Winemaker Notes

Blend: 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre from 25 year-old vines

Color: Intense purple color

Bouquet: Aromas of small red fruits, leather and spices

Taste: A complex wine with licorice, spicy flavors and silky tannins. This red wine is a wonderful expression of the Cotes du Rhone appellation.

Serving suggestions: A friendly wine which will perfectly match grilled lamb, pork and assorted cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

WS 88
Wine Spectator

Tangy up front, with grilled herb, tobacco and red plum fruit. Allows the grilled herb edge to take over on the finish, which shows nice grip. Drink now. 40,000 cases made.

Jean-Luc Colombo

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Jean-Luc Colombo, Cotes du Rhone, France - Rhone
Jean-Luc Colombo
A native of Marseilles, Colombo first developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhône Valley in the late 1970s as a pharmacy student. A devotee of the Syrah grape, Colombo was convinced that the northern Rhône appellation of Cornas offered enormous and, at the time, unrecognized potential for producing super-quality Syrah wines. After earning degrees in pharmacy and enology, Colombo and his wife Anne, also a pharmacist and enologist, moved to Cornas, fully... View More