Domaine La Garrigue 2016 Cotes Du Rhone Cuvee Romaine
65% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah | Alc: 14.5% – Smooth and Supple
Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
The Cuvée Romaine is a blend made from the more precocious tanks at Domaine la Garrigue. As such, it is in fact a declassified Vacqueyras not needing additional time in concrete. Therefore it can be viewed as a really easy-going “Vacqueyras” or an amazingly complex and serious Côtes-duRhône.
“The 2016 Cuvée Romaine is another smoking vintage for this cuvée, and in my view, the best to date, surpassing the 2005, 2007, and 2009. Blackberry, peppery herbs, garrigue and hints of leather all emerge from this ripe, full-bodied, incredibly sexy, opulent beauty. With sweet fruit, a stacked mid-palate, no hard edges, sweet tannin and a great finish, this is rockingly good. Buy a case and drink it over the coming 7-8 years. The blend is 65% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre, and 10% Syrah, all from Vacqueyras, that spent 10-12 months all in concrete tanks.” 93 Pts – Jeb Dunnuck
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