2010 Château de Montfaucon Côtes du Rhône

SKU #1114703 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The basic 2010 Cotes du Rhone is excellent. It exhibits very good ripeness and lots of minerality along with floral, red and dark fruit notes.  (10/ 2012)

K&L Notes

Montfaucon crafts their Côtes du Rhône to express the intense fruit characteristics of the appellation. A blend of 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault and 10% Carignan, the wine has been fermented and aged in concrete tanks for 18 months. Concrete fermentation and aging is a common method in France, but also now being adopted even for premium Rhone-styled wines in the New World. Fruit quality in the Rhone in 2010 was excellent at all levels, and the results certainly show in the basic wines as well as the finest. The wine's nose shows cherry, framboise, and currant with hints of pepper and violet. These characteristics reverberate on the palate with fine mouthfeel and silky tannins. 14% abv.

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By: Christie Cartwright |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/6/2012  | Send Email
This is a staff favorite for getting you the best possible quality wine, drinking perfectly now, at a killer price! Can't wait to show it off to all my friends this holiday season. They will think I spent twice the cash! For $11.99 you get a very complex and layered cote du rhone, savory and spicy, with just the right amount juicy mid palate fruit!

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 (%): 14