2010 Domaine La Colliere RasteauBlend from France
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"Rasteau - the only place in the Rhone where grey and brown clay overlap - more rustic but also more complex. 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre. No oak. Deep crimson. Dark...
- 91-93 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 92 Jeb Dunnuck - The Rhone Report
91-93 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The intense opaque purple-colored 2010 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Rasteau is loaded with black fruit, licorice, smoked meat and melted chocolate aromas. Full-bodied with surprisingly civilized tannins for a Rasteau, this finesse-styled 2010 should drink nicely for 10-12 years."
"If readers have not yet discovered this exceptional small estate run by proprietor Georges Perrot, it's time they do so." (10/11)
92 Jeb Dunnuck - The Rhone Report
"A big, voluptuous, and structured effort, the 2010 Domaine La Colliere Rasteau (80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, and 10% Syrah) is locked and loaded with classic aromas of roasted meats, sweet red fruits, spice-box, and licorice qualities all slowly emerging from the glass. Full-bodied, gorgeously rich, and textured, yet with a firm underlying core of tannin, it will continue to improve for 2-3 years, and drink well for a upwards of a decade. Awesome stuff that over delivers in a big way." (10/12)
"Rasteau - the only place in the Rhone where grey and brown clay overlap - more rustic but also more complex. 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre. No oak. Deep crimson. Darker and more savoury than many. Peppery too. Then juicy and red fruited on the mid palate. Surprisingly silky. Moderate length. Drink 2013-2018. (JH)" 16 out of 20 stars, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages (12/11)
"Domaine la Colliere is a small family estate founded by Georges Perrot. He began bottling his own wine in 2002, renting some cellar space from Andre Romero of Domaine Soumade fame. Prior to 2002, all the juice went to one of the big negociants. Reknown Rhone enologist, Philippe Cambie, consults on the project, which is already receiving rave reviews from the press."
"Robert Parker says, 'This unheralded estate is making fabulous wines from their 62 acres of vines spread throughout Rasteau and the surrounding Cotes du Rhone appellation. Proprietor Georges Perrot utilizes the services of the enormously talented Philippe Cambie, and, as one might expect, these are full-flavored, wonderfully pure, complex wines that respect their appellation.'" -Importer
"Vineyards: An assembly of parcels in Rasteau, with an average yield of 38 hl/ha. Farming: Practicing organic. Age of Vines: 50 years old. Aging: Aged in cuve beton (concrete) for 2 winters." -Importer
|Sub-Region||Cotes du Rhone Villages|
91-93 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92 - Jeb Dunnuck - The Rhone Report
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry and strawberry|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box and cedar|