2005 Domaine Faverot "Le General" Côtes du Luberon

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Domaine Faverot was converted in the 1920s from a silk worm farm to a wine growing domaine. Today, it thrives under the guidance of François and Sally Faverot de Kerbrech. The domaine is situated in the foothills of the Luberon mountain range in France's southern Rhône Valley. The 20 acres of classic Rhône varietals are surrounded by pine forests and wild provençal garrigue. Domaine Faverot's cuvée "Le General" Côtes du Luberon is the domaine's flagship wine. It is composed of the Rhône Valleys' noble varietals Grenache and Syrah and spends approximately 12 months in large oak casks before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Round, deep and rich, "Le General" evokes the scents of Provence, with nuances of griotte cherries, black licorice and roasted herbs. K&L has received a modest quantity of the 2005 Le General which, with 6+ years of bottle age is just hitting its prime. This hearty red begs to be paired with heartier fare like braised meats, mushroom based dishes, or the region's most famous dish gigot d'agneau (roasted leg of lamb). 14% abv.

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 By: Mike McCarty |  Review Date: 8/21/2012 
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Hints of pepper, leather, black cherries on the nose. Lots of ripe fruit in a ready to drink package. Beautiful stuff. 90+ points in my book.

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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