2010 Clos Chanteduc Côtes du Rhône
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Made from an identical blend, the 2010 Cotes du Rhone Clos Chanteduc is slightly richer and riper with more glycerin, structure and intensity. Aromas of kirsch, black currants, dusty, loamy soil, garrigue and roasted meats make an appearance in this lusty, heady, authentic Cotes du Rhone. It, too, should drink nicely for 5-6 years.
The Clos Chanteduc is a small hilltop property is Vaison la Romaine, owned by the famous food writer Patricia Wells and her husband Walter. Made by the famed winemaker of Santa Duc in Gigondas--Yves Gras--from vines ranging 30 to 60 years in age.The 2010 is a blend of 65% Grenache and 35% Syrah and has aromas of forest floor and Provencal herbs, with a kiss of anise and a core of cherry fruit. A bit brighter than the 2009, with crisper fruit and less overt spice. 15% abv.