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Cotes du Rhone Guy Louis Rouge Tardieu Laurent Vino Rosso Valle del Rodano Meridionale Francia Côtes du Rhône Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre 2005

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Fruit hides behind the still austere density of the Wine. Unusual concentration. It will take some time in the bottle before the Wine reveals its enormous potential.

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Tardieu-Laurent:
Settled in Lourmarin, charming village of Luberon, "Tardieu-Laurent" is the fruit of the meeting between Dominique Laurent - Négociant in Wines of Bourgogne - and Michel Tardieu, a Provençal born with an extreme passion for Wines that are authentic and have character. Now, Michel Tardieu is completely, and alone, in charge of Tardieu-Laurent. Fine expert of his dear Vallée du Rhône, a Region ... Read more
Settled in Lourmarin, charming village of Luberon, "Tardieu-Laurent" is the fruit of the meeting between Dominique Laurent - Négociant in Wines of Bourgogne - and Michel Tardieu, a Provençal born with an extreme passion for Wines that are authentic and have character. Now, Michel Tardieu is completely, and alone, in charge of Tardieu-Laurent. Fine expert of his dear Vallée du Rhône, a Region he has been visiting restlessly for decades, Michel Tardieu tied confident relationships with a number of Vignerons, amongst the most remarkable in each Appellation. Read less

External Reviews for Cotes du Rhone Guy Louis Rouge Tardieu Laurent Vino Rosso Valle del Rodano Meridionale Francia Côtes du Rhône Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Ruby-red. Superripe, liqueur-like red fruit aromas complemented by a deep chocolate tone. Brighter in the mouth, taking on a fresh raspberry quality, with fine, silky tannins providing structural support. The finish is sweet but racy, with excellent persistence to the red berry flavors.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Still shrouded by its bacony toast, this has a lot to resolve, but the massive core of blackberry, black currant, fig, loam, dark tobacco and molten chocolate is very impressive. The finish shows the grip and balance of the vintage, boding well for serious cellaring. Best from 2009 through 2032.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (90% Grenache and equal parts Mourvedre and Syrah) comes primarily from the famed sector of Chateauneuf du Pape known as La Crau. This is a beautiful wine that is more elegant than the regular Chateauneuf du Pape, with raspberry and kirsch liqueur notes, a deep ruby color, finesse, acidity, and ripe tannin. It seems to be a terroir-based statement of Chateauneuf du Pape that cuts a style midway between the traditionalists and the modernists. This wine will need several years of bottle age, and should drink nicely for 15 or more years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Dark ruby. Ripe, youthfully brooding dark fruit flavors are slow to unfold, eventually giving up floral blackberry and blueberry notes and a dollop of licorice. Spicy cherry and blackberry flavors are a touch bitter and tannic but gain sweetness on the finish, reluctantly. This needs cellaring.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape, which is about 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre, has a deep ruby/purple color and a sweet nose of creme de cassis, kirsch liqueur, licorice, Provencal herbs, and toasty oak. The wine is modern-styled, full-bodied, but has good acidity and enough tannin to suggest 2andndash;4 years of cellaring is warranted. It should keep for 12andndash;15 years.


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

Reminiscent of Pomerolrsquo;s Chacirc;teau lrsquo;Evangile, the inky/purple-colored 2001 Chacirc;teauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes offers up aromas of violets, blackberries, and raspberries. Full-boded and intensely concentrated, with backgournd notes of new oak, this phenomenally pure, rich, structured 2001 demands 3ndash;5 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2007ndash; 2018.


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

The 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a blend of mostly Grenache with some Syrah and Mourvedre. Provencal notes of herbes de Provence, smoked meats, pepper, and black cherries jump from the glass as well as the flavors of this wine, which is medium to full-bodied, tannic, and backward. It will need 4ndash;5 years of bottle age and last for 15 or more.


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Fruit hides behind the still austere density of the Wine. Unusual concentration. It will take some time in the bottle before the Wine reveals its enormous potential.

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