2009 Domaine Vindemio "Amadeus" Côtes du Ventoux (Previously $23)
93 points Robert Parker: "The flagship cuvee, the superb 2009 Amadeus (80% Grenache and 20% Syrah from their oldest estate vineyards – over 60 years of age) boasts a dark ruby/purple hue as well as an exquisite perfume of boysenberries, kirsch liqueur, licorice, and spice. Full-bodied and fleshy with beautiful intensity, purity, texture, and length, it should drink well for 5-7 years or longer. Formerly known as Domaine Murmurium (an estate that garnered favorable reviews from this publication a decade ago), this property was purchased by Murmurium’s winemaker and a group of friends after the estate collapsed economically. Resurrected as Domaine Vindemio, the current owners are fashioning some super bargains meant for serious wine consumers." (08/10) 15% abv.