Friday, October 2, 2020

Domaine Sainte-Anne Cotes du Rhone, 2007

From most Southern Rhone appellations, particularly Cairanne, I have found the 2005 vintage to be better and more ageworthy than the highly hyped 2007 wines. For Domaine Sainte-Anne, located farther west in Saint Gervais, I am very happy with the 2007s.

Good color, fading a bit, as to be expected after 13 years. Bouquet focuses on Syrah black fruits with minty/thyme notes. More Grenache red fruit on the palate. Rich, ripe fruit in the middle with a touch of black pepper that is not very common in Sainte-Anne wines. A bit hot (14.5% alcohol) on the finish.

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