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2008 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 #190 (Aug 2010)
Rating: 90+ points
Drink 2010 - 2017
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.