2007 Domaine la Soumade Cotes du Rhone Villages Rasteau Cuvee Fleur de Confiance
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
The top effort the 2007 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Rasteau Fleur de Confiance is awesome. An inky/blue/black color is followed by a stunning bouquet of scorched earth incense blackberry jam coffee and spice. This full-bodied... The top effort the 2007 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Rasteau Fleur de Confiance is awesome. An inky/blue/black color is followed by a stunning bouquet of scorched earth incense blackberry jam coffee and spice. This full-bodied massive stacked and packed Rasteau is destined for two decades of life. Its sweet tannin and textured mouthfeel are compelling. Give it 2-4 years of cellaring and consume it over the following 20 years.Few vignerons are more interesting to visit than Domaine La Soumade's Andre Romero whose wines are longtime reference points for the wines of Rasteau a village with some incredible terroirs as well as a high percentage of old vine Grenache. Romero makes a bevy of Vin de Pays offerings but his finest cuvees are his Cotes du Rhone and Rasteau wines. He also produces a small amount of Gigondas. Readers who don't think Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon can do well in the Mistral winds and dry heat of the southern Rhone should check out Soumade's offerings. St.-Emilion's guru Stephane Derenoncourt is the consulting winemaker which may help explain why these wines are so good.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Cotes du Rhone Villages
Sub-appellation Rasteau
Vintage 2007