2010 Château de "Baron Louis" Lirac

SKU #1114705 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The other outstanding offering is the medium to full-bodied 2010 Baron Louis, which is a Cotes du Rhone primarily from Lirac. A sleeper of the vintage, it is a co-fermented blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Counoise and Mourvedre. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by sumptuous notes of raspberries, kirsch, spring flowers and loamy, earthy soil.  (10/ 2012)

Wine Spectator

 Delivers a juicy core of blackberry and black currant fruit laced with melted licorice and backed by a twinge of pastis on the finish. Drink now.  (10/ 2012)

K&L Notes

55% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 10% Carignan & 5% Mourvedre.

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By: Mari Keilman |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/28/2013  | Send Email
This cuvee could easily stand up to the big boys in CDnP but fortunately for us, cannot legally be called so, and therefore comes to us at a steal of price! Structured with flavors of darker purple fruit, the Baron Louis is the leader of the CDR pack.

By: Gary Westby |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/29/2013  | Send Email
This wine has always been a selection of the best barrels tanks and foudres at the Montfaucon estate, and this year it happens to be all from old vines in the appelation of Lirac. With an impressive dark color and lots of brambly black fruit on the nose this is real untamed Rhone wine. The Baron Louis has good tannic grip and will be a great partner for your next BBQ with its spicy power! If you decide you love it, lay some down in your cellar. The 1997 that we just tasted was showing great!
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By: Sarah Covey |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/8/2013  | Send Email
The Baron is Back! Named after the ancestral Baron who renovated the medieval castle in the 19th century! This vintage, Chateau Montfaucon has chosen to label the famous "Baron Louis" vineyard designate as Lirac, but is still a classic Cotes du Rhone. This vintage is also a slight variation in percentages of the varietals, but still delicious! 55% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 10% Carignan, and 5% Mourvedre- 18 months in French oak. Delish!
Top Value!

By: Christie Brunick |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/5/2012  | Send Email
The newest member of the Chateau De Montfaucon Family has finally arrived to its home at K&L! A new appellation blend from Lirac with Grenache being the dominant varietal, equal parts Cinsault and Syrah, and a touch of Carignan and Mourvedre to finish. To me this is a more luscious and mouthfilling blend then the prior 09 Baron Louis. It has beautiful fragrance of flowers, herbs, and spices, with lively black fruit and cassis interlaced with beautiful structure and seamless finish. Very food friendly and perfect for winter weather!

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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