2007 Château de Montfaucon "Vin de Monsieur Le Baron de Montfaucon" Vin de Pays du Gard
92 points from Robert Parker: "The 2007 Vin de Pays Le Baron de Montfaucon is a 500-case cuvee made from an unusual combination of 15 different grapes that are all co-fermented together. Aged in 100% old barrels, this outstanding wine’s dense ruby/purple color is followed by exotic notes of honeysuckle, marmalade, red currants, black currants, blackberries, licorice, loamy soil, and tobacco leaf. Singular in style and seriously endowed, it can be drunk now or cellared for 5-7 years." 91 points Wine Spectator. "Aromatic and very stylish, with alluring blackberry, spice and incense notes leading the way for silky-textured plum, red currant and fig fruit. The long finish reveals toast and graphite hints while keeping its fresh, elegant profile. Drink now through 2013. 490 cases made." (09/09) Château de Montfaucon's "Vin de Monsieur Le Baron" is an exceptional blend of 15 Rhône varietals harvested by hand, cofermented and aged 12 months in French oak barriques. The wine is racked into barrels straight after fermentation, as they did in the old days. This wine, unique in its style, is all in finesse, fruit, flower and elegance. It is a unique timeless wine for wine lovers, connoisseurs and collectors. Red grape varieties include: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Counoise, Mourvèdre, Muscat, Aubun, Alicante and Tempranillo. White grape varieties inlcude: Viognier, Marsanne, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Picpoul. 13.5% abv.