2009 Fondreche, Domaine de Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee Il Etait Une Fois

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2009 Fondreche, Domaine de Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee Il Etait Une Fois

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2010
There are only 400 cases of the outstanding 2009 Cotes du Ventoux Il Etait Une Fois a blend of 80% Grenache from 80-year-old vines 15% Mourvedre from 20-year-old vines and 5% Syrah from 15-year-old vines all aged in new... There are only 400 cases of the outstanding 2009 Cotes du Ventoux Il Etait Une Fois a blend of 80% Grenache from 80-year-old vines 15% Mourvedre from 20-year-old vines and 5% Syrah from 15-year-old vines all aged in new oak. This cuvee takes intensity about as far as you can with Cotes du Ventoux. A tour de force in winemaking it boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as copious aromas of licorice spring flowers sweet black raspberries and black cherries pepper and roasted herbs. Broad and voluptuously textured with a cascade of fruit evident in its multidimensional mouthfeel the tannins are there but there is so much fruit and richness that they are largely concealed. Drink this beauty over the next 5-10 years.
JJB 92
John Perry - JJ Buckley, July 2011
Opaque dark ruby/purple. A fresh and inticing nose opens with raspberry and blackberry liqueur meshed with notes of lavender anise and a whiff of pepper. Full bodied and superbly concentrated on the palate sweet... Opaque dark ruby/purple. A fresh and inticing nose opens with raspberry and blackberry liqueur meshed with notes of lavender anise and a whiff of pepper. Full bodied and superbly concentrated on the palate sweet succulent berry fruit continues to gain in intensity before gradually receding on the long finish. Though vibrant and youthful now the tannins make their presence felt-impeccably and precisely-so this should be a real treat to enjoy over the next decade.