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2016 Domaine la Garrigue "Cuvée Romaine" Côtes du Rhône

SKU #1377311 93 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2016 Cuvée Romaine is another smoking vintage for this cuvée, and in my view, the best to date, surpassing the 2005, 2007, and 2009. Blackberry, peppery herbs, garrigue and hints of leather all emerge from this ripe, full-bodied, incredibly sexy, opulent beauty. With sweet fruit, a stacked mid-palate, no hard edges, sweet tannin and a great finish, this is rockingly good. Buy a case and drink it over the coming 7-8 years. Inner quote mark (2/2018)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark A perennial value play, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Romaine is a 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah that boasts attractive aromas of cherries, leather and dried spices. Medium to full-bodied, it's a lovely rich, ripe Côtes-du-Rhône with a long, velvety finish. It should drink well through 2023 or so. This producer is probably best known in the United States for its Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Romaine, widely available and a consistent value over the years. It's a historic property, where the Bernard family has been on the estate since its creation in 1850. Virginie Combe, representing the sixth generation, led me through the range of wines, all of which are fermented with the stems and aged in concrete. This is traditional, unadulterated winemaking, although refrigeration is used to limit temperatures and retain freshness during fermentation. Quality is consistently excellent across the range, but the "secret" here is the Vacqueyras Osez le Detour, a Syrah-based cuvée that I tasted for the first time during this visit. It's killer stuff. (JC) Inner quote mark (10/2018)

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By: Mandana Tourani | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/24/2019 | Send Email
Abundant dark fruits combines with detectable herbal notes such as sage and mint. This spicy, savory Cote Du Rhone is definitely not a flabby wine. ripe, full-bodied, opulent wonderful taste profile and no hard edges, lovely smooth tannin and a great finish. It is a divine wine!

By: William Beare | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/13/2018 | Send Email
I first tasted this awesome little Rhone moments after the bottle was opened, and was immediately impressed. Over the following hour, it only gained more depth and character. The nose is an intensely herbal experience, brambley, with notes of black tea and wild mountain fruit. I smell breeze wafting through a dew-covered Southern Rhone countryside-- wet earth, fragrant sage and lavender. The finish is long and pleasing, with silky, well-integrated tannin. This is an absolute stunner for under 15, and a far more serious wine than your average entry-level Rhone blend.
Top Value!

By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/12/2018 | Send Email
One of the best Cotes-du-Rhones I've tried this fall! What a lovely surprise. This wine is far more weighty than its modest price point suggests. Supple and rich on the palate, it has intensely layered aromatics of cedar, blueberry, bramble, clove and light black pepper spice. The palate is silky, but with enough structure to bolster the exuberant fruit, and make it a great match for grilled meats. I'd highly recommend trying a bottle of this, as it could easily become a new house red!

By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/12/2018 | Send Email
From the moment I brought the glass to my nose I knew I had something special here. This wine drinks like a wine 2-3 times the price with ease and if you're looking for a case-worthy wine to purchase this holiday season this should be your first choice. The nose is a gorgeous mixture of spice, dried herbs, berry and game aromas. The palate deftly blends berry, spice, earth, minerals and crunchy tannins on an explosive yet somehow balanced palate. This amazing value is the perfect example of how incredible the 2016 vintage in the Rhone Valley is and you owe it to yourself to grab at least a few bottles of this wonderful elixir.
Top Value! Drink from 2018 to 2022

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