Domaine de l’Oratoire St Martin Cuvee Prestige 2010, Cairanne, Cotes du Rhone

Oratoire St Martin Frederic et Francois Alary Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne 2010 Grenache Mourvedre Simple Palates Seriously

A great way to kick off International Grenache Day celebrations. From the fantastic 2010 Rhone Valley vintage, made with fruit off vines planted in 1905 (109 years old!), this is a 60/40 blend of Grenache and Mourvedre that sent 18 months ageing in large old foudres. This Cuvee Prestige Cotes du Rhone Villages is now labelled Les Douyes since 2011. Pours as intense ruby-purple colour. Fresh, dense aromas of black cherries, stewed dark berry fruit, musky spice and licorice. A full-bodied wine with high acidity and grippy tannins. Mouthfeel is angled and robust, with rich flavours of cherry and dark berries. Has aged nicely and will last a few more. Drink now – 2019. 92.

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