2007 Château de Montfaucon Côtes du Rhône

SKU #1050159 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A new discovery for me, the 2007 Cotes du Rhone (a 4,000+-case blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Cinsault, and Counoise) is a seriously built, concentrated, powerful effort displaying notes of garrigue, pepper, lavender, kirsch, and black currants. It also exhibits that wonderful seaweed wrapper (nori) scent that seems to be a characteristic of many southern Rhone wines. This full-bodied Cotes du Rhone will benefit from another 1-2 years of cellaring, and should drink well for 7-8 years.  (10/2009)

Wine Enthusiast

 The nose is opulently fruity, with strawberry top notes and an undercurrent of cherry liquor. There's more nuance on the palate with dense notes of olive and coffee. Grippy, medium finish. Try with barbecue.  (10/2010)

Wine Spectator

 Juicy but focused, with racy red and black cherry fruit laced with hints of iron, mesquite and spice. Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Carignan. Drink now. 5,140 cases made. (Web Only - 2010)

K&L Notes

Just across the Rhône river from the esteemed vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this 88-acre estate is owned and operated by Rodolphe de Pins, a UC Davis graduate and former member of the winemaking staff at Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe (in Châteauneuf). Montfaucon's 2007 Cotes du Rhône is a classic of Montfaucon. The focus is to express with finesse and elegance the intense fruit characteristics that Côtes du Rhône terroir can offer. The wine is a blend of classic Rhône grape varieties which include 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 15% each Cinsault and Carignan. It has been fermented and aged in concrete tanks only, without any influence from oak barrels.Enjoy this lovely wine now and over the next several years with a variety of dishes, including roast pork loin with sage or roasted rabbit with wild herbs. 14% abv.

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Staff Image By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/8/2016 | Send Email
Montfaucon first started producing wine nearly five centuries ago in 1520. And, as you'd expect, this impressive legacy manifests itself into amazing, well-structured wines that age exceptionally. I'm always giddy when the latest library releases arrive from the Chateau. The 2007 Cotes du Rhone is showing lovely, with rich concentrated Grenache fruitiness, smooth, solid tannins and a long finish that leaves you utterly satisfied. Inventory is already low, so don't hesitate or you'll miss this treat!

Staff Image By: Christie Brunick | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/13/2009 | Send Email
A great wine to enjoy over this holiday season with its bright, juicy fruit and earth-driven smoky undertones that weave into a long, supple finish. Notice how it develops more fully in the glass as you drink it over the evening. It is a great, medium-bodied, elegant wine with lots of room to play around with food pairings such as poultry, vegetable dishes and pastas.

Staff Image By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/27/2009 | Send Email
Another great value in a Cotes du Rhone from the 2007 vintage. One of our direct imports, and a favorite of our staff and customers for over ten years. On the nose, violets, blueberry, and a suggestion of tar as the Syrah makes its presence known. Rich plum and tart blueberry fruits in the mouth. Soft tannins frame the finish. A lush, generous effort typical of the vintage but with enough structure to age well over the short term.

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- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Alcohol Content (%): 14