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2018 Aurélien & Charlotte Houillon Côtes du Rhône Indigo

Syrah Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Côtes du Rhône

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  • Finare Vinare wrote: 91 points

    August 14, 2020 - Syrah (90%) and Grenache (10%) from lieu-dit 'La Roche Coucourde' near the village of Faucon in Vaucluse - a vineyard fairly high in altitude on the western foothills of Mont Ventoux. A zero-zero wine, aged in used barrels. The nose displays the carnal or animalistic side of Syrah, with a bit of barnyard thrown in for good measure, but also some beautiful violets, blackberries and black cherries over an earthy backdrop. The palate is full-bodied with a solid tannin structure and excellent stuffing of extract without coming across as extracted, alcohol slightly above average, and a surprisingly mineral-driven freshness in the warm vintage. Cellar prospects look promising - it will be interesting to follow this over the next five to seven. (Disclaimer: ITB with Swedish importer Vin & Natur)


1 Comment

  • Smooth Jazz commented:

    2/23/21, 4:02 PM - Not sure what you drank but for the bottles I had, the “barnyard” dominated the nose and palate to render any other characteristics moot

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