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2010 Côtes du Rhône-Villages Rasteau Domaine Les Grands Bois Cuvée Marc (750ml)
Producer: Domaine Les Grands Bois grands-bois.com
Appellation: Côtes du Rhône-Villages - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Syrah - Mourvèdre
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$10.00
Related Ratings:
rated (2007 vintage, 750ml bottle) : February 12, 2009 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
94 points "From the sun-baked village of Rasteau, the 2007 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Rasteau Cuvee Marc is proprietor Besnardeau’s blend of 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 25% Mourvedre. It is aged in a combination of concrete vats, older demi-muids, and small barrels. The biggest wine, it reveals the greatest expression of Grenache in its chocolaty, kirsch liqueur, licorice, tobacco leaf, and garrigue characteristics. Extremely full-bodied, muscular, and dense, but neither hard nor astringent, this is a super-concentrated, beautifully pure wine possessing tremendous focus and vibrancy. It is another great example of this amazing vintage in the southern Rhone."