Monday, December 10, 2012

Domaine Sante Anne Cotes du Rhone Villages Saint-Gervais, 1999

This is my favorite of all the Domaine Sainte Anne bottlings. It has a high percentage of old vine Mourvedre in the blend, and that shows up in beautiful spicy tones after about 10 to 12 years in the bottle. This 1999 is showing well right now.

Medium deep ruby. Warm, round, spicy Mourvedre with Grenache berries at the edges. Also some subtle floral scents. Very typical of Sainte-Anne style. On the palate, even more developed Mourvedre spice and black plums. Broad flavors. Mature and relaxed Saint-Gervais.

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