Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Domaine Sainte-Anne Cotes du Rhone Villages Notre Dame des Cellettes, 2000

Domaine Sainte-Anne is an old favorite of mine, and this 2000 Notre Dame is showing particularly well right now.

Bright, deep crimson--high quality Grenache, just beginning to show shades of maturity. Intense red berry spiciness--a whole different spice cabinet compared to the Margaret River Shiraz (above). Cranberry, red raspberry, lavender. Very ripe but also fine, lively fruit acids. Very grippy on the palate; concentrated flavors. Warm, satisfying finish.

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