Cave de Rasteau la Domeliere Rasteau 2012

Member Review by zufrieden:

This mouth-puckering concoction has a deep cherry robe and a mute nose of currants with a hint of blueberry. There is some stemminess on the bouquet as well - possibly due to the Mourvedre component. The wine is more structured, less juicy and less unctious than more Grenache-dominated Rasteau, but the mouth-feel suggests aging to 2017 or 2018. An almond-like acerbity on the finish and a slightly weak fruit core are the only detractions at this point. Good value. 88 points.

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Cave de Rasteau:
Rasteau covers an area of 1880 hectares with 1240 devoted to the vine. It has a Mediterranean climate and the exposure of the vineyards is excellent: 70% of them are on south-facing hillsides (at 200-400 metres) swept by the Mistral; the soils are different types of clayey limestone, some of them covered with smooth stones. The diversity of soils Rasteau covers an area of 1880 hectares with ... Read more
Rasteau covers an area of 1880 hectares with 1240 devoted to the vine. It has a Mediterranean climate and the exposure of the vineyards is excellent: 70% of them are on south-facing hillsides (at 200-400 metres) swept by the Mistral; the soils are different types of clayey limestone, some of them covered with smooth stones. The diversity of soils Rasteau covers an area of 1880 hectares with 1240 devoted to the vine. It has a Mediterranean climate and the exposure of the vineyards is excellent: 70% of them are on south-facing hillsides (at 200-400 metres) swept by the Mistral; the soils are different types of clayey limestone, some of them covered with smooth stones. The diversity of soils and grape varieties explains why Rasteau wines have such complexity in their aromas and flavours and are so potent, fine and elegant. The average age of the vines is 40, though some plots are over 80 years old: grapes from the old vines are used for Rasteau Vin Doux Naturel and and Côtes du Rhône Villages. Read less
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Member Reviews for Cave de Rasteau la Domeliere Rasteau

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Snooth User: zufrieden
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 01/18/2013

This mouth-puckering concoction has a deep cherry robe and a mute nose of currants with a hint of blueberry. There is some stemminess on the bouquet as well - possibly due to the Mourvedre component. The wine is more structured, less juicy and less unctious than more Grenache-dominated Rasteau, but the mouth-feel suggests aging to 2017 or 2018. An almond-like acerbity on the finish and a slightly weak fruit core are the only detractions at this point. Good value. 88 points.


0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 03/15/2012

Very juicy and mouthfilling, with nice structure pushing through the core of blueberry ... Drink now through 2013. -JM


Snooth User: redwhiteandbrew
60292745
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/27/2010

this wine showed typical blackberry fruit with some gamy aromas along with violet undertones. on the palate, the black fruit was dense with an almost sweet jamminess to it.there was some spice,vanilla and a gamy leathery tone in the background.


Snooth User: Intoit
98165388
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/08/2012

Three glasses


Snooth User: Adam Levin
772801,757
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 03/03/2009

Coffee and rubber on the nose + some foot. Not much on the palate.


Snooth User: nophorie
130417360
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/29/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/11/2008

no fruit. fruit with a hint of cedar,spicy,clean finish. not exciting


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External Reviews for Cave de Rasteau la Domeliere Rasteau

External Review
Vintage: 2010 06/25/2014

Comprised of Grenache, Cinsault and Carignane, this simple style CDR is very pretty in color and the aromas come off rather succinctly: violet, wood, vanilla and earth. Tart cherry is most prevalent, with soft tannins and a gentle midpalate. There is an undertone of stewed fruit here that lingers in the end, but the tartness cleans it right up. If braised short ribs are your thing, this is your wine.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 06/25/2014

This has nice ripeness and cut, with linzer torte and blackberry fruit supported by bright acidity and backed by a lingering, toasted spice finish. Very tasty. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

Ripe and well-focused, delivering a dark beam of plum, fig sauce and graphite, laced with hints of lavender and pastis. Very solid, with nice buried acidity holding the finish together. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

A dark and powerful Rhocirc;ne, with all of the ripe fruit, gaminess and spice that this region is famous for. Earthy and mineral-driven, it expresses all the richness of the Rhocirc;ne terroir. This is one of the best values among wines of this quality, and I recommend you buy it by the case before it's all gone! Pair this wine with barbecued chicken or French onion soup.


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Vintage: 2009 01/10/2013

A dark and powerful Rhandocirc;ne, with all of the ripe fruit, gaminess and spice that this region is famous for. Earthy and mineral-driven, it expresses all the richness of the Rhandocirc;ne terroir. This is one of the best values among wines of this quality, and I recommend you buy it by the case before it's all gone! Pair this wine with barbecued chicken or French onion soup.



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