Clos Bellane Côtes Du Rhône Villages Valréas 2010, Ap

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$19.95 (374991)

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May 24, 2014

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A straight shooter and a solid value, this Côtes du Rhône Villages is traditional, concise, and distinctive. Valréas...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Here is a minor classic, very much worth owning for $20. Valreas does not have its own appellation yet but perhaps it...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a particularly spicy and savoury southern Rhône red grown at high elevations, over 400m. The freshness and...

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Vladimir Torres
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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

If it were only for the nose, this would be excellent, what with its wonderful interplay of fruity cherry and berries (notably raspberry and strawberry), and savoury mushrooms, herbs, earth, and crushed rock, all coated in oodles of black pepper, but alas. The experience isn't terrible past the aromas, but the flavours, with the savoury taking over, thin out quickly and are somewhat severe on the palate, while the finish is bitter and the length is unimpressive. It has that great nose, though, and it certainly deserves additional praise for representing its region in an uncommercial style.

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