2010 Domaine Tour Saint Michel Cuvee Des Deux Soeurs Chateauneuf Du PapeBlend from France
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"Mid ruby. Aromatic. Sweet and not that ambitious for the long term but a very comforting drink along the lines of mulled wine. Chewy finish. Drink from 2014 to 2020. -JR" (12/...
- 91 Jeb Dunnuck - The Rhone Report
- 90 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91 Jeb Dunnuck - The Rhone Report
"Rich, layered, and deep, with creamy black raspberry, licorice, charred earth, lavender, and spring flower driven aromatics, the 2010 Cuvee des Deux Soeurs is medium to full-bodied, seamless, and overall supple and elegant on the palate. A blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah aged all in concrete, this beauty will drink well for just under a decade." (10/12)
90 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee des Deux Soeurs is made from a blend identical to the 2011-s. Aromas and flavors of spring flowers, raspberries, kirsch, truffles and forest floor are present in this complex, lush, forward, full-bodied fruit bomb. Enjoy it over the next decade."
"The wines of Tour Saint-Michel have been dramatically rising in quality over the recent vintages. Owned by two women, Elaine Fabre and her daughter, Mireille Porte, assisted by well-known consultant Xavier Vignon, this large estate was created in 1930, and now encompasses over 90 acres of vines. In most top vintages, three cuvees of Chateauneuf du Pape are produced. I only tasted two offerings in 2011, both of them very good." (10/12)
"Mid ruby. Aromatic. Sweet and not that ambitious for the long term but a very comforting drink along the lines of mulled wine. Chewy finish. Drink from 2014 to 2020. -JR" (12/11) - 16.5 out of 20 Points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages.
"The wines of the estate are developed by Mireille and reveal her more feminine touch. This results in subtle and round aromas while keeping the typicity of Chateauneuf du Pape wines. After being hand-harvested and processed with a strict selection, the grapes are taken to the cellar in order to be destemmed and transferred into tanks."
"For red wine, during the alcoholic fermentation, we proceed to different stages: control of temperature by cooling system, pumping over, ventilation, punching of the cap."
"The way we age the red Chateauneuf du Pape wines depends on the different cuvees - either in concrete tank, in cask or in oak barrels." - Winery
" The Domaine Tour Saint Michel has been a family estate for 3 generations. At first, Michel FABRE, the founder of the estate in 1930, passed on his passion to his son, Henri. Together with his wife Eliane, he developed and extended the estate. Today, the vines cover 40 hectares, including 35 hectares in the appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Mireille, their daughter, is now in charge of the estate, inspired by the family tradition but also bringing a more modern approach."
"The estate is located in Chateauneuf-du-Pape,in the south of the appellation (Grand Coulet, Les Serres ..)" - Winery
This wine was also rated 88+ Points by the International Wine Cellar.
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
91 - Jeb Dunnuck - The Rhone Report
90 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, violet, oak, smoke, toast and vanilla|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper and mint|