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2006 Château de Montfaucon "Baron Louis" Côtes-du-Rhône (1.5L) (Previously $70)

SKU #1440216 90 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The same blend as the ’05, the 2006 Château de Montfaucon Côtes du Rhône Baron Louis possesses a touch more fruit than its older sibling and offers up copious black cherry laced fruit, cocoa powder, new leather and smoky earth on the nose. These aromas carry over to the palate and the wine is medium bodied with concentrated, tight fruit, a rich texture and firm, tannic structure that carries into the finish. Actually, even more tannic than the ’05. Give these another year or two in the cellar and then drink over the following 5 to 8 years. 90+ Inner quote mark (5/2010)

90 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Very solid, with a juicy core of blackberry and plum woven with cocoa and pastis hints. The smoky, spicy finish has nice length. Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Counoise. (JM) Inner quote mark (6/2009)

K&L Notes

What better way to explore the Rhône than with one of our favorite producers, the irrepressible Rodolphe de Pins of Château de Montfaucon in Lirac? The poetry and promise in every bottle that Rudi creates is a summoning of all that the southern Rhône offers, from idyllic town squares shaded from the summer heat by plane trees, to picturesque vineyards deeply rooted to the terraced hillsides, to wafting breezes that carry scents of lavender, wild herbs, and acacia. And rising above the town of Montfaucon, the massive, impressively restored castle he inherited holds within its walls the vaulted seventeenth-century wine cellar where the real treasure lies. Lirac is predominantly red wine country, and Montfaucon’s reds, sourced from a diverse panoply of soils and slopes, are a master class in blending.

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By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/13/2020 | Send Email
Why not turn back the clock to taste the 2006 Baron Louis, a wine imbued with superb age and supple texture, with mature, inspired aromas and flavors of dried cherries and plums, rose petal, earth, and well-worn saddle leather. A fine example of how well the wines of this beautiful estate can evolve.

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