Pierre Amadieu Roulepierre Côtes Du Rhône 2010

Posted: May 29, 2012 in France
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Pierre Amadieu Roulepierre Côtes Du Rhône 2010

Vintage: 2010

Style: Medium to full bodied red

Country: France

Region: Rhône Valley

 

Overview: Winter is coming. Not only is this a line from a popular TV series/novel but it also speaks of my recent wine selections. There is nothing better than a hearty meal and a full bodied red as the temperature drops which is why I always find my hand closing around wines from the Rhône Valley at this time of year.

The Rhône Valley is broken into Northern Rhône and Southern Rhône. Northern Rhône is known for Syrah (Shiraz) and Syrah Viognier blends and Southern Rhône known for blends of Grenache, Syrah, Mouvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault. Grenache, Syrah and Mouvèdre being the predominate varieties, Carignan and Cinsault are added in smaller quantities. Both regions grow white varieties but we’ll save that for another blog.

The wine I am reviewing is a Southern Rhône wine which is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. This wine of velvety goodness represents one of the best value Rhône Valley wines I’ve tasted in a while. Fit for a King…

 

Tasting note: Aromas of raspberry, strawberry, violets and subtle pepper. This myriad of flavours joins the palate in balanced harmony with additional characters of blackberry and lifted spice. It’s velvety on the tongue and finishes with soft tannins.

Final Say: For $20 a bottle this wine is a must try, especially in the winter months. While I find the lifted, up-front characters this wine displays in its youth it will benefit from 3-4 years cellaring.

Score: 17.5 out of 20 (88 out of 100)

 

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Jack Davis

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