My Personal Recommendation For You
de Montfaucon âBaron Louisâ Cotes du Rhone 2010
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Robert Parker / One of the greatest vintages anywhere / Save 20%!
across the RhĂ´ne river from the esteemed vineyards of
sits this 88-acre
estate, owned and operated by Rodolphe de Pins (pictured), a
UC Davis graduate and former member of the winemaking staff at
(in ChĂ˘teauneuf). De Pins, who has a picked up a
touch of Aussie twang to his English while working for
one harvest, returned to the historic French appellation and conquered the
critics with a great CĂ´tes du RhĂ´ne, the cuvĂŠe he calls
Baron Louis â a
production from select vineyards with vines between
50-90 years of age!
Baron Louis de Montfaucon was the ancestor of the family who restored the
medieval chĂ˘teau (pictured) in the 19th century. He was, unlike De Pins, an
amateur of wine producing and selling his wine. For this reason their prestige
cuvee has been named in his honor. The 2010 cuvĂŠe is a blended composition of
organic 55% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, and 5% MourvĂ¨dre.
spirit I search for in Montfaucon wines is elegance and finesse. I like wines
that are complex, but also enjoyable and easy to drink; like the wines of
Burgundy, but working with the southern RhĂ´ne varietals and climate.â
2010 RhĂ´ne vintage is the other story, in consideration of the perfect weather
conditions, rain in the spring time and not too hot temperatures during summer
that allowed the grapes to mature slowly keeping their acidity. Hence,
wines produced during 2010 are perfectly balanced and have an excellent aging
of the blend was aged in five wine oak barrels for 18 months. Bottled after 21 months].
other outstanding offering is the medium to full-bodied 2010 Baron Louis...Its
dense ruby/purple color is followed by sumptuous notes of raspberries, kirsch,
spring flowers and loamy, earthy soil. The Baron Louis can be enjoyed now,
it will be superb with several years of additional cellar time.â
â 90 pts. Robert Parker
rock-solid red, with crushed plum and fig fruit layered with cassis, black
licorice and toasted spice flavors. Offers depth and character, with nice notes
of tar and singed bay leaf rolling through the finish. 3,800 cases made.â
â 90 pts. James
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