Château Fontenelles Cuvée Renaissance Corbières 2010, Ac

Red Blend Red Blend
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$18.95 (148692)

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March 01, 2014

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has a very lifted, spicy herbal nose - almost fresh arugula/rosemary herbs, with peppery syrah spice, some...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

An earthy, meaty and substantial Corbieres with a great deal of charm. Notes of cigar box and cedar, masculine and a...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A wild, savage, gamey mix of blueberry jam/liqueur and roast venison with herbs, this is a really intense and perhaps...

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Community Reviews (1)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This blend of 55% Syrah along with with 25% Grenache and 20% old vines Carignan and Mourvèdre opens with fabulous blueberry aromas -- rich, sweet, and concentrated like blueberry pie. There's other blue and black fruit as well, but before long characteristic southern French elements emerge and overtake the fruit, notably black pepper, garrigue, herbs, meat, and a touch of barnyard funk. It's fine, all in all, and these more savoury notes go well with food, but the combination of a certain feral quality, rather bitter tannins, and diminishing fruit leaves a lot to be desired.

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