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J. Vidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2015

Member Review by rckr1951:

Odd wine - intense aromas of red berry fruits, with a slight black berry note and pepper. The palate changes to dominate blackerry and dark cherry tannins, the pepper and spice follow nicely. It fades fast and is disappointing - 88 points - drink now - Paul

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Member Reviews for J. Vidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rouge

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Snooth User: rckr1951
1275033,500
3.00 5
Vintage: 2013 01/16/2017

Odd wine - intense aromas of red berry fruits, with a slight black berry note and pepper. The palate changes to dominate blackerry and dark cherry tannins, the pepper and spice follow nicely. It fades fast and is disappointing - 88 points - drink now - Paul


Snooth User: bharats
13236675
4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 07/24/2013

Pretty smooth.


Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,721
2.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/02/2013

Austere, thin and lacks complexity.


Snooth User: napagirl68
878432,860
2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/17/2012

One more example why France doesn't woo me over California.... Ok... one dimensional fruit forward wine. I would not buy again.


Snooth User: GeekyKhan
29578227
2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 01/27/2008

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: dasein42
76165225
4.00 5
Vintage: 1999 02/09/2011

Very nice light grenache without a hefty pricetag.


Snooth User: gntop1
1327591,091
2.50 5
Vintage: 1999 05/11/2012

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for J. Vidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rouge

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Vintage: 2013 10/15/2016

Four and a half glasses


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Vintage: 2011 05/20/2014

Ruby-red. Cherry, raspberry and peppery spices on the nose and in the mouth. Supple and open-knit, with a slight jamminess and a touch of licorice adding a bitter edge. Closes on a spicy note, with a bit of heat and no obvious tannins.


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Vintage: 2011 01/13/2015

Vidal-Fleury has a long history dating back to the 1700's. It was one of the wineries visited by Thomas Jefferson on his trip to France in 1787. Today they are considered one of the most consistent producers in the Rhone Valley. The Guigal family took over several years ago and have completely modernized the operation while still following traditional methods. A slow maceration is done for the the grapes in this Cotes du Rhone red. The blend is 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Carignan and others. Robert Parker said "The 2011 Cotes du Rhone may turn out to be as good, if not better(than the 2010), as it exhibits a darker color as well as more berry fruit, meat and pepper notes."


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Vintage: 2011 05/20/2014

Slightly better, with more depth and length, the 2011 Cotes du Rhone (65% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre and other permitted varieties) exhibits attractive olive, licorice and plum nuances in a medium-bodied, nicely fruited and balanced package. It too is geared for near term drinking.


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Vintage: 2009 03/29/2012

Vidal-Fleury has a long history daing back to the 1700's. It was one of the wineries visited by Thomas Jefferson on his trip to France in 1787. Today they are considered one of the most consistent producers in the Rhone Valley. The Guigal family took over several years ago and have completely modernized the operation while still following traditional methods. A slow maceration is done for the the grapes in this Cotes du Rhone Rhine red. The blend is 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Carignan all fermented separately with indigenous yeasts. Aging in tank and in large oak foudres is followed by a light filtration before bottling unfined. 2009 was a stand year in the Rhone and the wine shows bold fruit flavors dusted with dried herb and spice notes. A big, juicy Cotes du Rhone at a great price.


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Vintage: 2009 01/14/2013

Very fresh and pure, with honeysuckle, white peach and green fig notes that stay bright and bouncy through the finish. Drink now. 1,150 cases imported.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/16/2010

The current vintage on the market is the 2007 Cotes du Rhone, a dark ruby/purple wine dominated by Grenache, with gobs of fruit, medium body, and loads of purity and density. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Vidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone 750ml


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