2012 Domaine de Mourchon "Family Reserve" Côtes du Rhône-Villages Séguret

SKU #1218643 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The star of the show is the 2012 Seguret Family Reserve, which is up there with some of the greatest wines I've tasted from this appellation. Made from 100% Grenache grown on pure grey sandstone soils, from tiny yields of 15 hectoliters per hectare, its semi-opaque purple color is followed by gorgeous kirsch, black raspberry, spring flowers, licorice and crushed rock. These flow to a full-bodied, layered, seamless and elegant Seguret that has plenty of mid-palate depth and fine tannin, as well more than a passing resemblance to Domaine de la Janasse's Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin. It opens up nicely in the glass, but needs short-term cellaring and will have over a decade of longevity. (JD)  (2/2015)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Offers a ripe, fleshy feel, with plum sauce and raspberry coulis notes that drape over a graphite spine, while warm fruitcake and a hint of ganache line the finish. Rock-solid, and should open a bit more with modest cellaring. Drink now through 2019.  (4/2015)

K&L Notes

According to the Wine Advocate: "The leading estate in Seguret, Domaine de Mourchon is located high up behind the village, at an altitude of 350 meters. It was created by the McKinlay family in 1998 and covers roughly 25 hectare of vines mostly planted to steep, terraced plots. These are superb wine across the board." (JD)

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By: Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/23/2015 | Send Email
This 100% Grenache from the Seguret Family is a seriously impressive wine. The aroma immediately conjures and image of an old rock quarry that has long been reclaimed by wild berry brambles. With a fabulous minerality and mouthfeel this cool and developed wine displays just a hint of nuttiness now. Perhaps a sign of the development to come as this Grenache will certainly show beautifully for the next 5-10 years or more.

By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/19/2015 | Send Email
The "Family Reserve" is an ultra luxe wine that is reminiscent of the wines of Clos du Pape and Janasse. It is deeply concentrated with dark brambly fruit and fig paste aromas. It has polished tannins and a supple savory finish. Though it seems irresistible now, try to keep this bad boy under lock and key if you can. A couple of years down will be well rewarded.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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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.