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The mineral flavored 2012 vintage from Domaine de Mourchon


This latest pair of 2012 releases from Domaine de Mourchon offer mineral flavored fun.  The entry-level 2012 Domaine de Mourchon, Cotes du Rhone is a serious, lightly structured wine that should develop over the winter.   I would drink this after the daffodils and tulips bloom.  The 2012 Domaine de Mourchon, Grande Reserve, Cotes du Rhone Villages Seguret steps things up with oodles of controlled fruit.  The wine is attractive right now but the supporting structure is strong, suggesting this wine will benefit from a few years of aging.   These wines were purchased at MacArthur Beverages.

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2012 Domaine de Mourchon, Cotes du Rhone – $13
Imported by MacArthur Liquors.  This wine is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah sourced from 40 year old vines that was aged in concrete vats.  Alcohol 13.5%.  There were younger, linear flavors of tight ripe black fruit and minerals.  With air a balance of red and black fruit came out.  The flavors became dry by the finish where the drying, powdery structure was evident.  ** Now-2016.

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2012 Domaine de Mourchon, Grande Reserve, Cotes du Rhone Villages Seguret – $25
Imported by MacArthur Liquors.  This wine is a blend of 65% Grenache and 35% Syrah Syrah from vines averaging 60 years of age that was aged in 60% concrete vats and 40% oak barrels.  Alcohol 14.5%.  There were attractive, compact blue fruit flavors to start then controlled, oodles of fruit and ripe spiced tannins.  The structure was not obtrusive but was strong and more evident on the second night.  The good fruit flavors eventually took on black mineral notes  *** Now-2022.

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