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The latest 2010 vintage from des Tours


Even if you just purchased some wine you must turn around to pick up the two latest selections from des Tours.  The wines of Chateau des Tours and Domaine des Tours are produced by Emmanuel Reynaud.  He took over the winemaking at the legendary Chateau Rayas in Chateauneuf du Pape after the death of his uncle Jacques Reynaud.  Emmanuel continues the tradition of low-yields, late harvest, and gentle winemaking.  Together they produce uniquely aromatic wines with mouth filling complexity that avoids any sense of heaviness.  No Rhone wine lover nor sommelier should miss these wines.  These wines are available at MacArthur Beverages.

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2010 Chateau des Tours, Reserve, Cotes du Rhone Blanc – $30
Imported by MacArthur Liquors.  This wine is 100% Grenache blanc.  Alcohol 14%.  With air a bit of apple orchard and yeast develop on the nose.  In the mouth was a rounded, weighty start with a creamy middle.  On top of the pleasurable mouthfeel rides a firm, white flavor.  The wine develops a glycerin body that delivers a very long finish of ripe, spices which are left on the gums.  **** Now – 2017.

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2010 Domaine des Tours, VdP Vaucluse – $30
Imported by MacArthur Liquors.  This wine is a blend of Grenache, Counoise, Syrah, Cinsault, Merlot, and other varieties that were fermented in a mixture of stainless steel tanks and cement vats.  Alcohol 13.5%.  There were low-lying aromas of orange-tinged red fruit and garrigue.  The mouth filling red fruit was already complex and mixed with kirsch and ample flavors of ripe, spices though the aftertaste.  The wine is in no way heavy, instead it is kept taut by the acidity and a mineral finish.  Already, a very complex and compelling wine.  **** Now-2025.

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