La Vieille Ferme Côtes Du Ventoux Red 2012

Wwac_top25value_web

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$12.45 (263640)

  • None
     
  • Drink Now
  • 8787

87 pts
13

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a classic, very nicely priced southern Rhône red from the ever-reliable Perrin Brothers and the Côtes du...

Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

The 2012 is a supple, youthful grenache-syrah red that is generous and vibrant. Expect cherry raspberry fruit with...

Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
  • Thumbs-up (1)
  • Thumbs-down (0)

Community Reviews (11)

Stephan W
Stephan W

Very good value for the price. Light to medium bodied wine that drinks really well, soft with not much tannin. Tasted September 2013.

8888
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
silykim
silykim

Very approachable, smooth, fruity and light-medium body. Lovely wine for the price.

8888
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
Francois Botha
Francois Botha

Black cherry and herbs with some dustiness and jamminess on the nose. It has lots of ripe fruit, is medium-bodied and a solid tannic structure.

8888
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
silykim
silykim

Very approachable, smooth, fruity and light-medium body. Lovely wine for the price.

8888
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
marty_s
marty_s

A very easy drinking and enjoyable red. Good value, overall.

8787
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
Ryan Downing
Ryan Downing

good value

8787
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
David Brodati
David Brodati

A light and fruity Rhone. There is good balance here with the right elements: fruit, herbs and a slight dust of tannin, but a bit thin overall. Not bad though considering the price.

8686
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
jsiddall
8686
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

My bottle says 2013, and it tastes raw. It has been a long time since I have had wine this mediocre.

8383
  • Thumbs-up (1)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

I love the southern Rhone, but I don't get this wine. The flavours are earthy and hollow, with hints of red fruit, but the flavours are not appetizing. Soft and approachable, with little structure. The finish is mercifully short. I don't think that this is a single bottle problem. Gets my vote as the worst wine I have had all year. Drink now, if you must. Tasted Nov 2013.

8080
  • Thumbs-up (1)
  • Thumbs-down (1)
jimmyj
jimmyj

Did not check year, but anyway, this made it to the 'do not buy again' list......way way way better wines out there for the price!

7575
  • Thumbs-up (1)
  • Thumbs-down (0)