2009 Domaine Saint-Damien Côtes du Rhône La Bouveau

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Côtes du Rhône
Drink between 2010 - 2013 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • guribh Likes this wine: 88 points

    February 11, 2016 - Dark, moderately aromatic. Where it gets interesting is on the palate (usually I find the nose more intriguing). Starts with all the classic Southern Rhone components: garrigue, dark berries, a hint of funk etc. Strong effervescence sets this one apart. Surprised to find it in a 6+ years old CdR. Notes of CdP-like complexity and then a strong bitter coffee finish that I hope will tone down. I am ambivalent about this one as I do not expect most consumers to hold this one long enough to resolve (if that is to happen).

  • wineaficionado Likes this wine: 89 points

    February 17, 2015 - Nose: Barnyard. Cold bone-fire. Mouth: There is some very dark fruit oozing out. Herbs, too. Good grip. 15% alc. which is over the top. Fortunately it feels more like a 14% alc. wine. A very good wine that is rustic and needs food. While breathing it is getting even better.

  • Cote d'Or wrote:

    October 23, 2013 - PopnPour, tasted over 2 hrs and Day 2
    -dark purple/red
    -sweet dark berry, licorice, tobacco
    -med acidity, med+ weight/concentration, sweet blue/black fruit liqueur, ripe supple tannins, some complexity
    -a bit on the ripe/modern spectrum of CdR but really hits the spot on a cold fall evening, excellent now and 1-3 years upside anticipated

  • guribh wrote:

    October 22, 2012 - a modern take on cdr. dense and extracted but keeps overall balance. could be confused with a higher pedigreed wine such as cdp or Gigondas. drink now through 2018

  • guribh wrote:

    October 3, 2012 - perfect cdr. typical southern Rhone stench. I meant that in a very positive way. a bit more complexity and it'll pass for a good CDP.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Saint-Damien
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation La Bouveau
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Côtes du Rhône

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  • In Cellars 24 (15%)
  • Consumed 135 (85%)

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Entenspiesschen mit Gewürzen, Makkaroni mit Champignons und Kalbsbries, Rindsgeschnetzeltem an Paprika

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