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