Domaine de l'Oratoire St Martin Cotes du Rhone 2010

Member Review by Terence Pang:

AUD$28 from Cloudwine. The entry level label for the more expressive Cairanne Cotes du Rhone Villages wines from l’Oratoire St Martin. The winery operates biodynamically and has plantings of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah. The 2010 Cotes du Rhone is a 80/20 blend of Grenache and Syrah from 30 year old vines planted on limestone and clay soils. Intense black ruby colour, it has youthful smoky strawberry aromas on a weighter core of blackcurrant and raspberry. Silky texture, dry full-bodied wine with rich dense dark berry flavours. 14.5% alc. Plenty of acid that prevents the palate from tiring out from the fruit weight, fine tannins which have started to resolve and aren’t too much of a hindrance now. Very nice wine that can still be cellared for a couple more years. Drink 2015 – 2020.

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Snooth User: Terence Pang
106762046,230
3.00 5
09/24/2012

AUD$28 from Cloudwine. The entry level label for the more expressive Cairanne Cotes du Rhone Villages wines from l’Oratoire St Martin. The winery operates biodynamically and has plantings of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah. The 2010 Cotes du Rhone is a 80/20 blend of Grenache and Syrah from 30 year old vines planted on limestone and clay soils. Intense black ruby colour, it has youthful smoky strawberry aromas on a weighter core of blackcurrant and raspberry. Silky texture, dry full-bodied wine with rich dense dark berry flavours. 14.5% alc. Plenty of acid that prevents the palate from tiring out from the fruit weight, fine tannins which have started to resolve and aren’t too much of a hindrance now. Very nice wine that can still be cellared for a couple more years. Drink 2015 – 2020.


3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/22/2008

Black tar and olive nose. I think this threw me at first but it's quite unique and worth a sip. There's a lot of fruit on the attack, followed by flavors of tar and a bit of licorice on the finish. Decently tannic.


Snooth User: Adam Levin
772801,757
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/22/2008

Pretty intense for a Cotes du Rhone. Lots of nice tar, spice and herbs. Much fruitier than the norm, though, so if you've been turned off by austere and Euro-styled Cotes du Rhone before, try this one. Very good value.


Snooth User: wmartin
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/26/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Domaine de l'Oratoire St Martin Cotes du Rhone

External Review
Vintage: 2008 04/01/2010

From 15 year-old vines grown in limestone and clay soils. Bottling is done without filtration. Harvesting and sorting is done by hand, and the grapes are fermented for 8 days in large vats. The wine is beautifully lush, with ripe fruit, balanced acidity and hints of minerals and earth.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 04/09/2008

From the Alary brothers in Rhône town of Cairanne comes this Côtes du Rhône from 30 year old Grenache and Syrah vines grown in limestone soils filled with rich notes of mocha and blackberry.




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