2009 Château de Montfaucon "Monsieur Le Baron de Montfaucon" Vin de Pays du Gard

SKU #1079775 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A field blend of 15 different grape varieties, all harvested at the same time and co-fermented (unusual by any standard) is the 2009 Vin de Mr. Baron. Deep ruby/purple, with notes of flowers, cranberry, boysenberry, black currant, red currant, licorice and some earth and spice, the wine is medium-bodied, classy and refined for what is basically a Cotes du Rhone. It has a long finish and should drink nicely for 3-4 years.  (10/ 2011)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Offers gorgeous dark, juicy fruit, with mixed plum, boysenberry and blackberry notes intertwined, laced with a mouthwatering jolt of licorice and alluring dashes of spice that flitter through the creamy finish. This has lovely mouthfeel and subtle persistence. Drink now through 2016.  (10/ 2012)

K&L Notes

14% abv.

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By: Mike Barber |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/13/2012  | Send Email
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Once again montfaucon has crafted a wine that is far superior to many other rhone greats which are twice as expensive. This is a gorgeous and masterful chateauneuf -style wine, with loads of complexity, age-ability, and spicy nuiances.
Drink from 2013 to 2019

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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 (%): 14