2009 Domaine la Colliere "Rasteau la Fontaine" Cotes du Rhone Villages
93 points Robert Parker: "The mind-blowing 2009 Rasteau La Fontaine is composed of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre from a parcel of organically farmed, 50-year-old vines planted in clay soils. Aged completely in concrete, this full-bodied, opaque purple-colored wine exhibits an extraordinary perfume of black cherry liqueur, blackberries, scorched earth, pepper, and lavender. Phenomenally intense and full-bodied with terrific texture as well as a chewy, luscious, succulent mouthfeel, it should drink effortlessly for 5-6 years. Amazing!I met proprietor Georges Perrot several years ago before he had an American importer, and he is one of the most talented owners in Rasteau. As the following two wines evidence, he has now hooked up with one of the better small niche importers in our country, Eric Solomon. The talented Philippe Cambie is the consultant at this estate." (08/10) 15% abv.