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Château de Flaugergues Cuvée Sommelière Blanc Droog Château de Flaugergues 2011

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Dark red color. Beautiful rich and complex smell with a Mediterranean scent. Generous and well structured wine with strong tannins and a long persistence, hints of liquorice and bay leaf.

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Château de Flaugergues:
Built at the end of the XVII century, Flaugergues is one of the so-called 'Follies', built in the countryside around Montpellier. 'Houses in the Foliage', they were the result of a new order of aristocracy, whose wealth came from their service to the King. Planted in the heart of rural domains, they are surrounded by magnificent gardens. They would also become the summer residences of the r... Read more
Built at the end of the XVII century, Flaugergues is one of the so-called 'Follies', built in the countryside around Montpellier. 'Houses in the Foliage', they were the result of a new order of aristocracy, whose wealth came from their service to the King. Planted in the heart of rural domains, they are surrounded by magnificent gardens. They would also become the summer residences of the rich and famous of Montpellier during the XVIII century. In 1696 Etienne de Flaugergues, an advisor to the court of Counts of Montpellier, bought the estate to which he would give his name. Over the next 45 years he expanded and embellished the 'House of the Fields', giving it its distinctive touches. It would seem that the use and arrangement of the grounds around which Flaugergues was built, it's gardens, and the simple but well-groomed quality of the buildings, served as a role model for numerous 'Follies' in the region, these second homes of the Court advisors who wanted to live honourably in the countryside without being too far from the town. In 1811 Flaugergues became a holiday residence for the Boussairolles, owners of a nearby chateau. And so handed down from generation to generation, Flaugergues today bears witness to the way of life of the important people of Montpellier of the time. And so handed down from generation to generation, Flaugergues today bears witness to the ways of life of the aristocracy of Montpellier from that period... Read less

Member Reviews for Château de Flaugergues Cuvée Sommelière Blanc Droog Château de Flaugergues

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Snooth User: iamcanadian
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/04/2011

Wow! Really intense. So intense, I corked it back up, and will give it another go tomorrow to see how the notes have changed. Plenty of Mocha/Plum, loads of that dirty terroir feel like good southern France wines have.


Snooth User: BCoyle
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/03/2008

Three glasses


Snooth User: Gaelchef
28629236
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 08/12/2010

Five glasses


External Reviews for Château de Flaugergues Cuvée Sommelière Blanc Droog Château de Flaugergues

External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
Vintage: 2008 01/20/2013

Languedoc, FranceChateau de Flaugergues Cuvee Sommeliere may be a tongue-twister but it's also a beautiful red wine gem! This rich red blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre comes from the Gres de Montpellier sub-region of Languedoc, referring to the distinctive round pebbles of this terroir near the town of Montpellier. Situated on a hillside, the Mediterranean climate guarantees early ripening of grapes and a delicate aromatic finesse. The 2007 vintage was #50 in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines for 2010 with a 91-point rating! Chateau de Flaugergues Cuvee Sommeliere is dark ruby red in color with a gorgeous nose of blackberries, cassis, olives, leather, garrigue and spice. Full-bodied with a velvety texture and lively tannins, it is opulent and well structured on the palate and beautifully balanced to enjoy over the next 4-6 years. This red offers a seductive, lingering finish with hints of licorice and laurel. Enjoy Chateau de Flaugergues Cuvee Sommeliere as an ideal accompaniment to roast leg of lamb, skirt steak, daube provencal and grilled vegetables.


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Vintage: 2007 05/23/2011

This robust red from Southern France has been a consistent value for several vintages. A blend of Syrah and Mourvedre with a dash of Grenache, this is cheaper than a Crozes-Hermitage and it might just fool your palate into believing it is from our friends in the Northern Rhône. You'll find lovely flavors of dark berries, complemented by hints of bacon, olives, and mushroom. Mmm... sounds like a good topping to a burger. So naturally, this wine will pair well with a burger from your grill, no matter what the topping.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/23/2011

This blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Cinsault (40, 40, 10, 10) is the winery's flagship red - a very substantial wine with hearty flavors and meaty texture. The opaque blend of sweet black fruit and ripe berry at the core is accented by violet, anise, mineral, and tar/coffee elements lending a complexity that makes this wine both massive and interesting! The 2000 (what's left) was rated 92 by the Wine Spectator. The 2001 tastes even better - if that's possible.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/23/2011

Gorgeous aroma of rose hips, currant and spice, with luscious flavors of dark plum, smoke and mocha. Plenty of baby fat in this, but powerful as well, with a long, structured finish of pepper, brick and mineral. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2012.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2012

Gorgeous aroma of rose hips, currant and spice, with luscious flavors of dark plum, smoke and mocha. Plenty of baby fat in this, but powerful as well, with a long, structured finish of pepper, brick and mineral. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvegrave;dre. Drink now through 2012.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 05/22/2011

A powerful, well-structured red, with a strong minerally cast to the red berry and kirschlike flavors. Very focused, with intense milk chocolate and mocha notes driving the fresh finish. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2012

This blend of Syrah, Mourvegrave;dre, Grenache, and Cinsault (40, 40, 10, 10) is the wineryrsquo;s flagship red mdash; a very substantial wine with hearty flavors and meaty texture. The opaque blend of sweet black fruit and ripe berry at the core is accented by violet, anise, mineral, and tar/coffee elements lending a complexity that makes this wine both massive and interesting! The 2000 (whatrsquo;s left) was rated 92 by the Wine Spectator. The 2001 tastes even better mdash; if thatrsquo;s possible.


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Dark red color. Beautiful rich and complex smell with a Mediterranean scent. Generous and well structured wine with strong tannins and a long persistence, hints of liquorice and bay leaf.

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