Saturday, September 10, 2011

Domaine Sainte Anne Cotes du Rhone Villages Saint Gervais, 1999

This is my favorite cuvee from Domaine Sainte Anne, mainly because of the high percentage of Mourvedre in the blend. From my experience, 12 years is just about right to let the unique spicy, floral qualities of Mourvedre to emerge.

The color has turned ever so slightly but it's still deep and dark with no sign of amber or brick./ Oh yes! The glory of mature Mourvedre fruit, spice and flower. Also the trademark Sainte Anne blueberries and cream. The bouquet is beginning to blossom, and I'm looking forward to future bottles./ Very friendly on the palate. Tannins have melted. Blueberries, honey, violets and cinnamon. I love this wine!

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