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2001 Rasteau Domaine La Soumade Cuvée Confiance (750ml)
Producer: Domaine La Soumade
Appellation: Rasteau - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Syrah
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$24.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: November 19, 2006 , Brian Bushaw myspace.com/bjbushaw
"Color: dark; "
rated: March 11, 2004 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
"A deep, rich color presages the intense aromas and flavors of blackcurrants, rasberries and black cherries. An almost sweet fruit character and a super-long finish add up to a blockbuster of a wine. Aerate at least one hour in advance, or cellar for seven to ten years. Great with provençal-style stews." Best 2005-2011
rated: August 4, 2005 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
90 points "...a tightly knit, heady, rich, medium to full-bodied, deep purple-colored offering with a gorgeous bouquet of creosote, creme de cassis, and black currants. Displaying loads of intensity as well as power, it needs 1-3 years of cellaring, and should keep for 10-12 years" Best 2004-2014
rated: August 4, 2005 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
4 stars "from old vines. Intense peppery nose. On the palate, tight tannins with oaky aromas. Very long finish. Very promising but still need to age."