2010 Domaine Ferrand Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1127747 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This exotic red boasts notes of black truffles, roasted meats, charcuterie, incense, blackberries and black cherry liqueur intermixed with hints of roasted herbs and licorice. Full-bodied, dense and as concentrated as the estate’s extraordinary 2007, the spectacular 2010 needs 2-4 years of cellaring, and will age gracefully over the following two decades. (96+)  (10/ 2012)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright ruby-red. Sexy, spice-accented aromas of red berry preserves and potpourri, with a hint of spicecake in the background. Lively and precise on the palate, offering sweet red berry flavors that become richer and deeper with air. Silky tannins add shape to the very long, focused, floral-dominated finish. Shows a lot of sex appeal now but this densely packed, balanced wine is built to age.  (2/ 2013)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Rock-solid, with a frame of licorice snap and charcoal notes, featuring a core of crushed plum, pastis-soaked blackberry and linzer torte flavors. The long, tarry finish delivers serious grip and well-embedded acidity. Best from 2015 through 2025.  (8/ 2012)

K&L Notes

"One of my favorite small artisanal southern Rhone estates is Philippe Bravay's Domaine de Ferrand," writes Robert Parker. "This 14-acre estate produces around 1,200 cases of classic Chateauneuf du Pape made from a blend of 90% Grenache and the rest Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault from 85-year-old vines planted in two famous lieux-dits in the northern sector of the appellation, Cabrieres and La Gardiole. The wines are aged completely in tank prior to being bottled unfiltered. Ferrand produces excellent Cotes du Rhones..." (10/2012) 15% abv.

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By: Alex Pross |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 4/17/2013  | Send Email
A perfect example of the greatness of 2010, this wine is packed with fruit, spice, earth and minerals. It will age gracefully for the next two decades.

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.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape

Alcohol Content (%): 15