Domaine de Villeneuve La Griffe 2009, Cotes du Rhone

$38 from Nicks Wine Merchants. A blend of Grenache Gris, Mourvedre and Syrah from a site close to the border of Chateauneuf du Pape. Clear medium+ to intense crimson ruby colour. Clean, developed nose of rose potpourri, strawberry and blackberry perfume. Dry, med+ to full-bodied wine with lively acidity and vibrant black cherry and blackberry fruit. Fine black pepper on the finish, but there is also a flash of alcoholic heat from the 15% alc. Overall a nice wine but there is an inherent hollowness that remains unfulfilling. It breaks down overnight and transforms into a completely inferior wine. Drink now. 88+/100.

 

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I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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