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2009 Clos du Mont-Olivet, Vieilles Vignes, Montueuil-la Levade, Cotes du Rhone


This cuvee from Clos du Mont Olivet is imported by Dionysos Imports and available at MacArthurs for the value price of $13.  If you are a fan of Domaine La Garrigue or the J.L. Chave, Mon Coeur then you will certainly enjoy this wine.  I love this style of Cotes du Rhone both when it is young and with age.  I recommend you give it a try but hurry up because it was featured today by Dave McIntyre in the Washington Post.

Thierry Sabon, Image from michaeldavisphoto (flickr)

2009 Clos du Mont-Olivet, Vieilles Vignes, Montueuil-la Levade, Cotes du Rhone
This wine is a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Carignan and 5% Syrah that was raised in cement tanks before aging in large oak barrels and vats.  The Grenache is sourced from vines averaging 40 years of age, the Carignan from vines averaging 39 years of age, and the Syrah from 28-year-old vines.  This wine starts off a bit prickly on the tongue as plenty of black/blue fruit and acidity come to play.  In the mouth there are fine coating tannins in this black fruited, young wine.  It turns steely in the finish with notes of stones.  Though it needs age it is certainly lovely after several hours of air. *** 2015-2020.

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