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2015 Franck Balthazar Côtes du Rhône

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Côtes du Rhône
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • Sennma wrote:

    March 7, 2021 - This has a distinct bit of "stemmyness" on the palate. I liked it but my wife did not.

  • MLipton wrote:

    May 30, 2020 - Still very primary, this is an example of pure, varietal Syrah. No oak, no overextraction, very clean and pure. I'm not sure that it will ever get very complex but we can enjoy it now for what it is.

  • mercurius wrote: 89 points

    May 27, 2020 - Somehow not as opulent as the 2016 version. This has more tannin and acid but way less fruit. It doesn't seem to me that the fruit is going to go the distance? Just a tad out of balance?

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  • Bakerbd Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 10, 2020 - Ripe black fruits, spice, round, good value

  • TomH wrote: 90 points

    May 5, 2019 - Not much change from my bottle half a year ago. This is a Syrah heavy, Northern Rhone styled CdR that evokes some of the flavors of either Cornas or even Cote Rotie (depending on the taster), if not the depth of those hallowed soils. Still, at 22, this is bargain.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Franck Balthazar
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Côtes du Rhône
  • UPC Code 858096006754

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 70 (43%)
  • Consumed 93 (57%)

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