Domaine De La Valériane Vieilles Vignes Côtes Du Rhône 2012, Ac

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$17.95 (374280)

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May 24, 2014

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A lovely, musky, sensual, spicy, old vines Côtes du Rhône grown on the slopes just outside Avignon. Flavour-packed...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Old vines grenache and syrah grown on hillsides near Avignon yield here a wine of structure and depth, with firm and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a mid-weight, smooth youthful almost grapy red with some earthy cooked beet character. It’s medium weight,...

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Community Reviews (1)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This has pretty much everything you can ask for in an affordable, well-structured CDR, the depth of flavour coming from old Syrah/Grenache vines close to Avignon: rich blueberry, raspberry, and dark cherry, some redcurrant zing, loads of herbs, black pepper, cinnamon, even a mysterious hint of soy sauce in the background. This complexity gives way initially to excessive Syrah meaty notes and then to one-note blackcurranty softness, but in general the balance and density are quite impressive.

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