2007 Château de Montfaucon "Vin de Monsieur Le Baron de Montfaucon" Vin de Pays du Gard

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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.

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By: John Majeski |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/25/2010  | Send Email
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Borrowing a traditional technique employed so successfully in the Northern Rhône with Syrah and Viognier, the careful co-fermentation of all 15 Rhône varietals, both red and white, both promises and delivers a wine of astonishing complexity, texture and aromatics. In paying tribute to his great-great grandfather, Baron Eugene de Monfaucon, the winemaker restored the beautiful original 1829 label, perhaps the oldest in the Rhone, to capture the special character of the beautiful terroir and vines from which it is uniquely crafted. The very blood and spirit of the Rhône beats in this uncompromising, unforgettable wine. Delicious now, but utterly age-worthy. Highly recommended.

By: Scott Beckerley |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/12/2009  | Send Email
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Hello! Hello! Helllllooooo! This is one amazing bottle of wine! I tried it after our customer tasting on 10/11/2009 and it was great! Deep, with black fruits, lavender and pencil lead on the nose. In the mouth, red and black plums, figs and (yes!) more lavender. Never tasted lavender? Find a recipe that requires it and just do it! Then you'll know what this wine is all about. Our customers loved it on the 11th, as well. Don't wait too long to buy it. It is definitely limited. One of the best Rhones that I have tasted this year.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/22/2009  | Send Email
The wine is fabulous - sweet, spicy, lush and rich and totally delicious and better than most CdPs from 2007.

 By: KLF |  Review Date: 3/30/2010 
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Tried this at the Southern Rhone tasting a month back, and thought it too early to tell what we really have here. Hat's off to Montfaucon for leveraging an awesome vintage to roll back to an old style. I think K&L staff is overly enamored with Montfaucon in general, as it is with Cos d' Estournel. But certainly, this is a beautiful, unique wine, and one to put away just to see what it gives in 5+ years. But should you buy this in place of other promising 07 Southern Rhones? I say buy one now and try it to see if it's your thing, and if so, buy for the cellar.
Drink from 2015 to 2020

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- 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 (%): 13.5