Château De Fontenelles Cuvée Notre Dame Corbières 2008, Ac

Red Blend Red Blend
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$16.95 (269522)

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July 20, 2013

Critic Reviews (5)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

An amazing value for $16! This has a very high toned, herbal, rosemary scent - almost bleachy in its intensity but...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Dark, inky, opaque colour. Nose is intensely aromatic with blackcurrant bud, cassis, a hint of exotic spice and...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

A gold medal winning blend of syrah (55 per cent), grenache, carignan and mourvèdre from Corbières this dark purplish...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Inky-black colour; super ripe, liqueur-like richness, like cassis purée and black raspberry jam, kept fresh by some...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Just in case the fine wine budget is stretched a little thin, the 2008 Cuvée Notre comes off as a superb...

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Community Reviews (8)

Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Nice nose: blueberry, herbs.

Full bodied, lots of flavour: Tangy earthy-fruity currant and blackberry, herbal/licorice, smoke. Tastes like a Rhone wine! Good balance, lot's going on.

I liked this, Great value.

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Kathryn Young
Kathryn Young

beautiful colour, well balanced, and full bodied

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Craig Osborn
Craig Osborn

Tasted September 2011.

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Mark Lesniak
Mark Lesniak

Decant for 1 hr minimum

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Mike de Maria
Mike de Maria

I'd agree with the positive reviews listed below (and above), but I found that the acidity wasn't well integrated and a little harsh on the way down. Could have been a slightly off bottle, or I just wasn't open to receiving the wine that day. But there was lots of good things going on with this wine.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Very deeply coloured. On the nose, some spice and dark berries, but dominating is an overwhelming funk and alcohol. On the palate, the initial sense is a dense, deep wine but then that funk hits and very alcoholic. I suppose that some may say that this funk is terroir, but I call it a flaw. I usually love the wines of the south of France but this not nice. A shame, as this producer has impressed in the past. Perhaps an off bottle?

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