2010 Château de Montfaucon "Baron Louis" Lirac (1.5L)

SKU #1114706 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

14% abv.

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By: Gary Westby |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/29/2013  | Send Email
Magnums of good value Rhone like this are the perfect thing for the cellar. They gain complexity over time, but also drink well if the occasion to drink comes sooner. 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!
Top Value! Drink from 2013 to 2025

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