Follow the length of its winding waters and gentle banks, Côte du Rhône vineyards thrive across 171 rich and varied terroirs and vineyards, all bathed in the same bountiful sun. There’s no place like Rhône! Grenache, the base variety, brings fruity flavours, warmth, and body. Syrah and Mourvèdre give the wine their spicy aromas, and a colour and structure suitable for ageing. This collection features 3 bottles each from 4 renowned Rhône producers.
The StarDozen consists of the following:
3 bottles Delas Freres Cotes du Rhone Saint Esprit 2017
3 bottles Mont-Redon Reserve Cotes du Rhone 2016
3 bottles Pierre Amadieu Cotes du Rhone Roulepierre Rouge 2016
3 bottles Bernard Schurr Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2016
Delas Freres Cotes du Rhone Saint Esprit 2017
60% Syrah, 40% Grenache. Its deep color has a dark, plum-like hue. The nose is classically Syrah, with berry fruit, violet, and liquorice. It has a full, rounded palate with delicate tannins, making it unique in the Cotes du Rhone appellation. "Bright and juicy, with violet, plum and blackberry notes streaming through, laced with a light graphite edge on the finish. Drink now.
Mont-Redon Reserve Cotes du Rhone 2016
Moving to the reds, the 2016 Côtes du Rhône Reserve is a juicy, straight up delicious red that gives up lots of red and black berry fruits, black pepper, violets, and earth in its pure, medium-bodied, beautifully balanced style. It’s made in a fresher, elegant style, yet has plenty of mid-palate depth, and it’s going to evolve for at least 7-8 years. Rating: 90 Points; Jeb Dunnuck
Pierre Amadieu Cotes du Rhone Roulepierre Rouge 2016
Says Pierre: "I am not a follower of over-extracted wines and often 'heavy' to taste ; my ambition is rather to obtain well-balanced wines with a Burgundy fineness". Exuberantly ripe, dried-strawberry and black-cherry flavors abound in this fruity, immediately approachable wine. Soft acidity accentuates its plush, silky mouthfeel but firm, persistent tannins lend structure to the finish. Wine Enthusiast
Bernard Schurr Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2016
Combining fruit richness and savoury complexity, this gorgeous rendition offers lifted aromas of dark plum, dried cherry, truffle and cake spice on the nose, leading to a sumptuous palate that is silky and mouthfilling. The wine is generously expressed with layers of silky texture and spicy nuances, finishing long and succulent. At its best: now to 2021. Price : $27.00; Rating: 93 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
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