2011 Pierre Henri Morel Signargues Cotes Du Rhone Villages
black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, violet, oak, smoke, toast and vanilla
vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper and mint
"Savoury and juicy but dry. Good, recognisable Cotes du Rhone. Lovely pinch of spice. Drink from 2013 to 2018. (RH)" (12/13) - 16 out of 20 Points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages.
"Pierre-Henri Morel has a true passion for food, wine and the great terroirs from his native region, the Rhone Valley. He started to work with world-renowned winemaker Michel Chapoutier in 2000 and has been deeply involved in the management of the winery ever since. In 2007, Michel Chapoutier proposed a new venture to Pierre-Henri: they decided to join forces and purchase a vineyard in the prestigious "Pignan" area in Chateauneuf du Pape. This four-hectare vineyard features old Grenache vines. It offers truly outstanding terroir with the potential to make an extremely elegant Chateauneuf du Pape."
"Pierre-Henri is fascinated by the southern Rhone Valley and the amazing variety of its soils. A few other wines round out the line: Cotes du Rhone Villages "Laudun" and "Signargues", from the right bank of the Rhone facing Chateauneuf du Pape, are outstanding values, and a Gigondas, made from plots located on high-altitude terraces made of alluvial soils that endow the wines with terrific freshness, balance and minerality."
"Pierre-Henri Morel wines are vinified and aged within the M. Chapoutier facilities with the utmost care and attention." - Importer
This wine was also rated 89 Points by the International Wine Cellar, and 87 Points by the Wine Advocate.