2009 Domaine Roche "La Bousquette" Cairanne
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Two great wines from a young producer who was introduced to me by the brilliant Philippe Cambie, Romaine Roche produced the 2009 La Bousquette (2010 has not yet been released) from a 120-year-old parcel of vines, the oldest of the Cairanne appellation. Aged 12 months in concrete tanks, this 2009 displays stunning roasted herbs, garrigue, lavender, black cherry and raspberry with some pepper and loamy soil notes. The complex aromatics are followed by a broad, expansive, full-bodied wine with fabulous density, sweet tannin and a long finish. This is absolutely amazing wine (a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Carignan) that transcends the appellation.
Creamy, with lush fruit, showing dark cherry, plum and blackberry flavors woven with notes of bittersweet cocoa and black tea. Solid finish. Grenache and Carignan.