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Domaine Font de Michelle Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Etienne Gonnet 1998

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94 points Robert Parker: This wine reveals an up-front, forward style, a dense ruby/purple color, and a gorgeous perfume of licorice, seaweed, black cherry liqueur, smoke, and truffles. Full-bodied, thick, and juicy, with a viscous texture, firm concentration, low acidity, and fabulous ripeness, it can be drunk now or cellared for another 15 years. (12/01)

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Domaine Font de Michelle:
According to local archives, the Gonnet family has been settled at Bédarrides since 1600… In 1880 Jean Etienne Gonnet built the farmhouse that serves as the headquarters of the estate today. His grandson, Etienne Gonnet, created Font de Michelle in 1950. This 30 hectare vineyard - adjoining land connected all in one lot - is magnificently situated in the southeast of the Châteauneuf du Pape AOC... Read more
According to local archives, the Gonnet family has been settled at Bédarrides since 1600… In 1880 Jean Etienne Gonnet built the farmhouse that serves as the headquarters of the estate today. His grandson, Etienne Gonnet, created Font de Michelle in 1950. This 30 hectare vineyard - adjoining land connected all in one lot - is magnificently situated in the southeast of the Châteauneuf du Pape AOC. A mayor of Bédarrides from 1952 until 1964, Etienne Gonnet was an example of perseverance and rigour in his day. Since 1975 his sons, Jean and Michel, have kept watch over the destiny of the estate. For over 30 years their concern has been to improve on wine making methods, to develop full-bodied wines that are concentrated, refined and through which the ‘terroir’ can express all of its qualities and thus, in so doing, elevate the estate’s renown to its highest level. Today, their respective sons, Bertrand and Guillaume, bestow their enthusiasm and skill, in turn. In 2002 the estate expanded with a magnificent 20 ha Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Signargues property situated at Domazan in the Gard - La Font du Vent. Parallel to both properties, the limited liability company, Gonnet Pères et Fils, sees to the distribution of the Font de Michelle and Font du Vent wines for the export market. The company also offers, under its own brand, wines from the Rhône valley that it selects with the utmost care. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Domaine Font de Michelle Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Etienne Gonnet

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,013
0.00 5
05/04/2012

This offers up a classic nose of red cherry fruit accented with an Herbes de Provence nose, red candied licorice tones and a savory sun-dried tomato top note. Still youthful on the palate, this really captures the richness and brightness of the vintage with a smooth, slightly dense texture. Though not quite full-bodied, it is packed with sweet red cherry and toasted spice notes that seep out across the rather long finish. Really well balanced with good depth of flavor though if one wanted to nitpick, it does lack some complexity. 92pts


External Reviews for Domaine Font de Michelle Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Etienne Gonnet

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Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 1998 - Domaine Font de Michelle Chateauneuf-du-pape - France - Region: Rh


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1998 - Domaine Font de Michelle Chateauneuf-du-pape - France - Region: Rhône - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache blend - 750 ml.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/05/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 1998 Font de Michelle Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Etienne Gonnet 750ml



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94 points Robert Parker: This wine reveals an up-front, forward style, a dense ruby/purple color, and a gorgeous perfume of licorice, seaweed, black cherry liqueur, smoke, and truffles. Full-bodied, thick, and juicy, with a viscous texture, firm concentration, low acidity, and fabulous ripeness, it can be drunk now or cellared for another 15 years. (12/01)

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