Domaine Font de Michelle – 23/05/2012

Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge 2010 (grenache, syrah, cinsault)

Seductively sweet red currants, cassis and delicate floral aromas. Bold fresh and light on the palate, good acid freshness, raspberry and a little dried honey.

Cotes-du-Ventoux Rouge 2010

Very tight, quite closed and reductive, crushed green spice and menthol elements very subtle on the nose. Quite tannic and crunchy but pure and lean. Needs a little bit more time in the bottle.

Cotes-du-Rhone Village 2010 (1005 syrah)

Sweet and savoury meaty soy notes, black pepper cumin and raspberry aromas. Focus and drive on the palate, lively fruit, good intensity without heaviness, concentration with plenty of vibrancy.

Gigondas 2010 (95% grenache, 5% mouvedre)

Smoky earthy minerality, bright juicy and fresh blackcurrants. Gentle full sweet tannins, opulent and yet bold and intense, subtle savoury elements making this an ideal easy-drinking yet characterful wine.

CT9 Blanc 2011

Quite juby candied marzipan over a sweet banana nose. A tad fat and blunt on the palate, too tropical and a little dull, lacking texture and structure.

CT9 Rouge 2009

Quite stalky with nsome green menthol notes, subtle spice and dark fruit aromas. Full and generous balance on the palate, lively youthful and approachable, soft savoury complex tannins, mouth-coating but not tiring.

CT9 Vielles Vignes 2009

Spicier and meatier on the nose, classic from Le Crau, dried strawberry and black cherry with violet florals. Mature tannins, red liquorice, depth inregrity, generosity, length and intensity.

CT9 2010

Extremely complex and subtle on the nose, some red currants and raspberry but also savoury, salty and sweet at the same time. Tight, lean and focused with great structure and finesse on the palate, very young and showing amazing ageing potential.

CT9 Vielles Vignes 2010

Insane concentration and complexity aromatically, very expressive but subtle all at once. Very juicy, ripe and opulent tannins, bold and powerful yet not too dense or aggressive. A very serious wine, deserving at least 10 years of cellaring.

Domaine Font de Michelle

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