2012 Cotes du Rhone Charvin

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Average critic rating : 90.0 points



The 2012 Côtes du Rhône le Poutet is outstanding. Medium-bodied, solidly built, with good concentration and firm tannin, it has classic black fruits, spice and cracked-pepper aromatics. It needs short-term cellaring and should evolve gracefully for over a decade.||Located in the northwest part of the appellation, with vines in Cabrieres, Maucoil, and l’Arnesque (limestone soils), Laurent Charvin makes one of the most elegant and seamless Châteauneuf du Papes out there. Opting to produce a single cuvee, the winemaking here is staunchly traditional, with no destemming and fermentation and aging occurring all in concrete tanks. The wines never see a touch of oak whatsoever. In addition to his Châteauneuf du Pape, don’t miss his Côtes du Rhône|. It gives you a touch of the Charvin character for less buck, and can age for over a decade. eRobertParker.com.October, 2014


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