2010 Domaine des Fees CDR - Printable Version

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- Drew - 03-03-2012

50% Grenache/50% Syrah.
QPR here with this full bodied CDR. Pure and silky with, as RP noted below, black cherry and licorice flavors and no oak treatment. Very lush and shows the dark side of berries with hints of semi sweet chocolate and espresso emerging as the wine opens. Let this decant for a few hours at this early stage. Very nice. 15% Alc/vol. $15

Robert Parker:
"The newest cuvee is from a single estate, located just to the west of Lirac, called Domaine des Fees. Bottled separately, there are 1,000 cases for the US market and this blend of equal parts Grenache and Syrah, aged completely in concrete tanks, is stunning. Gorgeous notes of roasted meats, Provencal herbs, sweet black cherry liqueur, and licorice as well as spice jump from the glass of this dense, ruby/purple-tinged wine. Fresh, full-bodied and juicy, with a velvety texture, it is a beauty that would be best drunk over the next 3-4 years. Think of it as a Chateauneuf du Pape wearing a Cotes du Rhone mask. "

90 Points

The Wine Advocate