2007 Domaine Les Grands Bois "Cuvée Maximilien" Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne

SKU #1048282 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 One of my favorite wines in the vintage is the 2007 Cairanne Cuvee Maximilien, which is made from 50% Grenache and smaller amounts of Mourvèdre and Syrah. Destemmed and aged all in concrete tanks, this beauty has classic notes of garrigue, violets, olives and currants, medium to full body, beautiful complexity and a concentrated, textured style. It's a terrific 2007 I’d happily drink over the coming 3-5 years. (JD)  (2/2017)

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Rhone Blends



- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- 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.