Tardieu-Laurent Les Becs Fins Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2010
Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
This offers a great deal of fruit, presented in a straightforward, accessible style. Intensely colored, this combines depth with an easy-drinking character.
60% Syrah, 40% Grenache
The 2010 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Les Becs Fins is a tank-aged cuvee dominated by Grenache with some Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvedre included in the blend. Exhibiting notes of lavender, black currants, sweet cherry jam and licorice, this complex, medium-bodied red is ideal for drinking over the next 4-5 years.
Domaine Tardieu-Laurent was established in 1994. It is a partnership between Dominique Laurent, a former pattisier (and with the girth to go with it) and one of the hottest names in Burgundy, and Michel Tardieu, a dynamic young winemaker. Tardieu-Laurent is an extremely unusual operation in that they are a négociant only, buying young wines from growers all over the Rhône, which they mature and blend before bottling. They own no vineyards and don't buy... View More