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WTN: 2009 Domaine de Fondreche Cuvee Nadal

by Drew Hall » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:20 am

Cotes du Ventoux. 50% tank-aged Grenache from 70-year-old vines, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. This is the next step up wine to the "Cuvee Persia" that I posted on previously. Much deeper in color, opaque black/purple. This wine exhibits deep flavors of blackberry, currant, dark cherry, dark chocolate and roasted coffee. It's deep and brooding with a long, linguring finish. Enjoyed over a couple of hours, I noticed that a gaggle of very fine tannins emerged after hour one and rather shut down the wine at the finish. I would say this wine needs short term cellaring to strut it's stuff...and the stuff is very much there. Picked up several at $19.99 per.

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Re: WTN: 2009 Domaine de Fondreche Cuvee Nadal

by Jenise » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:05 pm

Definitely sounds appealing and can appreciate what the grenache would bring to the party, especially as the grape it displaces is syrah.
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Re: WTN: 2009 Domaine de Fondreche Cuvee Nadal

by Jenise » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:05 pm

Definitely sounds appealing and can appreciate what the grenache would bring to the party, especially as the grape it displaces is syrah.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov

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