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2007 Côtes du Rhone
« Clos de l 'Hermitage »

Chateau de Segries
Cotes du Rhone, Southern Rhone, Rhone, France
Proprietary Blend (a dry red table wine
)

Review by Robert Parker
Wine Advocate #183 (Jun 2009)
Rating: 94 points
Drink 2009 - 2021
Even though the 2007 Cotes du Rhone Clos de l’Hermitage is over the $25 limit for this value report, I have included it because it is such a remarkable wine, and even at $30 a bottle, it represents a fabulous bargain.

Made from 40-year-old vines, it is an equal part blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. Its opaque purple color is followed by a bouquet that smells more like a Cote Rotie than a Cotes du Rhone.

Flowery notes intermixed with tapenade, ground pepper, roasted meats, and copious black cherry and blackberry fruit soar from the glass. The wine possesses fabulous density, a rich, full-bodied style, and present, but sweet tannin.

It should drink gorgeously for 10-12 years, perhaps longer
.