2016 Domaine de l'Edre Cotes du Roussillon Villages l'Edre

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JD 96
JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, November 2018

Another beautiful showing for this wine, the 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Villages L'Edre (60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 15% Carignan and the rest Mourvèdre) offers lots of classy cassis, black cherries, graphite, and peppery...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Languedoc Roussillon
Sub-region Cotes du Roussillon
Appellation Cotes du Roussillon Villages
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2016 Domaine de l'Edre Cotes du Roussillon Villages l'Edre, a red wine that epitomizes the essence of the Languedoc Roussillon region in France. Crafted by the esteemed producer, Domaine de l'Edre, this proprietary blend showcases the remarkable terroir and winemaking expertise of the region.

With a deep, garnet color that glimmers in the glass, this wine immediately captivates the senses. The label is simple yet elegant, hinting at the sophistication that awaits within. Uncorking the bottle, notes of ripe cassis, black cherries, and graphite fill the air, accompanied by a subtle hint of peppery herbs. It is a bouquet that promises a harmonious symphony of flavors to come.

On the palate, the 2016 Cotes du Roussillon Villages l'Edre reveals its true character. Comprised of 60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 15% Carignan, and a touch of Mourvèdre, this blend offers a wealth of complexity and depth. It is full-bodied and luscious, enveloping the mouth with its velvety texture and seamless integration of flavors.

The tannins in this wine are of exceptional quality, providing structure and balance to the overall composition. While approachable now, this wine has the potential to age gracefully for a decade or more. With each passing year, it will evolve, revealing new layers of complexity and nuance.

Renowned wine critic Jeb Dunnuck awarded this wine an impressive score of 96 points, further solidifying its status as a true gem. His tasting note describes the wine as "big, rich, sexy," a testament to its seductive allure. Dunnuck recommends giving it a few years in the bottle to fully appreciate its potential.

In conclusion, the 2016 Domaine de l'Edre Cotes du Roussillon Villages l'Edre is a wine that embodies the artistry and passion of its producer. With its impeccable balance, enticing aromatics, and exceptional aging potential, it is a wine that will surely leave a lasting impression on any discerning palate. Savor it now or cellar it for a special occasion – either way, it promises an unforgettable experience.