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WTN: 2009 Domaine Fondreche Cuvee Persia

by Drew Hall » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:30 pm

Cotes du Ventoux.
Beautiful pure fruit made from 90% syrah and 10% mourvedre, this is a mouthful of silky decadence. Blackberry, black fruit, smoky meat, tar and sous bois flavors roll across the tongue. Modern styled but shows some garrigue character, this is a QPR at under $20.
Twas a Christmas gift from a friend at work.

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Re: WTN: 2009 Domaine Fondreche Cuvee Persia

by Jenise » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:38 am

I am putting stuff purchased over the summer into the wine cellar right now, and see that the '10 of this was a purchase. I remember nothing about what attracted me to it, as I've not had the wine before. How prominent was the tar and sous bois? I know I have a different vintage but if that's the house style...these are characteristics I can tolerate in the background, but all by themselves they don't attract me.
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Re: WTN: 2009 Domaine Fondreche Cuvee Persia

by Drew Hall » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:02 am

I picked up subtle hints of both, Jenise. The wine is more modern in character with the expression of fruit it's prominent feature.
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Re: WTN: 2009 Domaine Fondreche Cuvee Persia

by Rahsaan » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:18 pm

Any idea where the name Cuvee Persia came from? A reference to syrah/shiraz? (Although I see they have a Persia blanc as well)
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Re: WTN: 2009 Domaine Fondreche Cuvee Persia

by Jenise » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:46 pm

Rahsaan wrote:Any idea where the name Cuvee Persia came from? A reference to syrah/shiraz? (Although I see they have a Persia blanc as well)


None; but if I'd given one second's thought to what it might mean, I'd have passed! Other cuvees by the same producer are called Fayard and Nadal. Any clues there?
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