2010 Clos Chanteduc Côtes du Rhône

SKU #1090282 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Made from an identical blend, the 2010 Cotes du Rhone Clos Chanteduc is slightly richer and riper with more glycerin, structure and intensity. Aromas of kirsch, black currants, dusty, loamy soil, garrigue and roasted meats make an appearance in this lusty, heady, authentic Cotes du Rhone. It, too, should drink nicely for 5-6 years.  (10/ 2012)

K&L Notes

The Clos Chanteduc is a small hilltop property is Vaison la Romaine, owned by the famous food writer Patricia Wells and her husband Walter. Made by the famed winemaker of Santa Duc in Gigondas--Yves Gras--from vines ranging 30 to 60 years in age.The 2010 is a blend of 65% Grenache and 35% Syrah and has aromas of forest floor and Provencal herbs, with a kiss of anise and a core of cherry fruit. A bit brighter than the 2009, with crisper fruit and less overt spice. 15% abv.

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By: John Majeski |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/31/2012  | Send Email
One of many fine Cotes du Rhones on our shelves, this excellent version by Patricia Wells reveals a tapestry of cherry compote, Provencal herbs, sous bois, licorice and black tea on a frame of balanced tannins and appetizing acidity. Lovely, lingering and altogether impressive, especially at this price.
Top Value!

By: Jacques Moreira |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/28/2012  | Send Email
Very nice Provençal wine. Garrigue, herbs,currants and delicious kirsch notes.

 By: Michael Sojka |  Review Date: 11/17/2012 
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This wine needs to be decanted at this time in its' life cycle. When I first tasted it I thought the sour cherry taste was so predominate as to be overwhelming even though with a beef tongue mole it was fine.

The second day brings out a wine that has now fully opened up and is pairing well with, of all things, a brie, arugula, smoked salmon crepe with a bechamel dill sauce. That is very unexpected.

So, if you were put off on the initial taste, give this some time - like a few hours.
Drink from 2012 to 2015

Additional Information:

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 (%): 15