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Aphillanthes Côtes du Rhône-Villages Cuvée du Cros Vielles Vignes 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

93 points Rhone Report: Even richer, with additional depth and richness, the 2010 Cuvée 3 Cépages is a blend of equal parts Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, that gets harvested all at the same time in October when the Mourvedre finally gets ripe. This results in ultra ripe Grenache and Syrah, and while it is no lightweight, it stays beautifully fresh and light on the palate. Deep, rich, and layered, with copious blackberry, toasted spice, dusty minerality, and ground pepper, this full-bodied Côtes du Rhône is uncommonly concentrated and possesses a brilliant textured, notable purity, and grippy tannin that gives the wine plenty of edge and cut on the blockbuster, heady finish. It is already reasonably approachable (I followed this bottle for three days), yet will be even better in another year, and drink well through 2017. (Sep 2012)

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Snooth User: jookos
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/03/2009

The texture was pretty nice, and the a bit spicy plumish taste pretty much what you would expect from a cdr. A bit of herbs, pretty soft (but not too much) on the tannins and acidity. Good, fullbodied, drinkable, with a fine earthliness. Nothing mindblowing, but a good cdr for lamb (with garlic).

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  • Snooth User: Ranjit
    39581177
    3.00 5
    Vintage: 2007 02/07/2010

    Three glasses


    Snooth User: Alexandre Bahia
    2808972
    1.50 5
    Vintage: 2007 11/14/2009

    One and a half glasses


    Snooth User: Cantdigestbeer
    3180385
    0.00 5
    Vintage: 2004 07/16/2009

    Very tarte and dry aftertaste.


    Snooth User: Cantdigestbeer
    3180385
    0.50 5
    Vintage: 2004 07/16/2009

    One half glass


    External Reviews for Aphillanthes Côtes du Rhône-Villages Cuvée du Cros Vielles Vignes

    External Review
    Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
    Vintage: 2009 02/22/2013

    Die Grenache Trauben kommen aus einer Parzelle die 1921 gepflanzt wurden. Der Wein zeigt Noten nach Schokolade, Erdbeeren und schwarzen Kirschen. Der Körper ist sehr gut strukturiert und bringt feine Tannine mit.



    93 points Rhone Report: Even richer, with additional depth and richness, the 2010 Cuvée 3 Cépages is a blend of equal parts Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, that gets harvested all at the same time in October when the Mourvedre finally gets ripe. This results in ultra ripe Grenache and Syrah, and while it is no lightweight, it stays beautifully fresh and light on the palate. Deep, rich, and layered, with copious blackberry, toasted spice, dusty minerality, and ground pepper, this full-bodied Côtes du Rhône is uncommonly concentrated and possesses a brilliant textured, notable purity, and grippy tannin that gives the wine plenty of edge and cut on the blockbuster, heady finish. It is already reasonably approachable (I followed this bottle for three days), yet will be even better in another year, and drink well through 2017. (Sep 2012)

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