2015 Domaine Viticole "Malmont" Côtes du Rhône Villages Séguret

SKU #1305911 90 points Wine Spectator

 Enticing, with a ripe, energetic core of blackberry and boysenberry fruit, laced liberally with dried anise and bramble notes. A light juniper thread adds range through the finish. (JM)  (6/2017)

K&L Notes

Malmont is a single-vineyard labor of love. Deeply terraced and steep, with plentiful rocky soil, the Malmont vineyard is no breeze to cultivate--the vineyard's name means "bad mountain." But it produces deeply colored and structured wines that have made the effort worth it for vigneron Nicolas Haeni, who was able to scrape together enough money to buy just the Séguret vineyard after his family decided to sell their property in 2012, and made that the focus of his new project, "Malmont." His bottling from Séguret is a Grenache and Syrah blend. From DrinkRhone.com: "The nose is sweet and elegantly full, with black jam connotations, some date, raspberry and rosemary. It’s a thick and promising bouquet. The palate rolls out blueberry fruit with smooth, well-ripened tannins. There is a cool thread from its altitude which gives it a flourish of momentum. This is stylish and well-filled, has generous length. A spot of saltiness keeps it running. The thick texture masks its terroir for now - the vintage is on top, with just a little powdered tannin lightening the finish nicely. This is beefy wine of good heart. 55% Gren, 45% Syr. 4,000 b. From mid-2017. 2022-23" 3 1/2 Stars (John Livingstone-Learmonth)

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Staff Image By: Thomas Smith | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/19/2017 | Send Email
Tucked into a small hillside to protect its vines, the village of Séguret is situated between the more recognized villages of Rasteau to the north and Gigondas to the south. The wines of Séguret may be less powerful than those of its neighbors, but they possess both freshness and structure. The 2015 Domaine Viticole “Malmont” is an excellent example of this high-value village, which offers exceptional quality in vintages like 2015. The Séguret is a blend of 55% Grenache and 45% Syrah. This wine has aromas of violets and peppery notes, with dark cherries and blackberries on the palate, all while maintaining vibrant acidity and impeccable balance.

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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.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.5