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2016 Domaine Roche Cotes du Rhone

Cotes du Rhone, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$16. 99
$203.88 Dozen
Cellar: 3 - 4 Years (2021-2022)
ABV: 15%
Closure: Cork

Fresh and juicy, this is a delicious entry level Cote du Rhone.

A blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 20% Carignan. Totally opaque black dark purple colour with a bright dark purple hue. Nosing reveals aromas of freshly crushed dark raspberries and dark cherries over some inky liquorice characters followed by notions of incense and spicy herbs. Ripe with a juicy vibrancy to the mouthfeel, the medium to full bodied palate is filled with dark raspberry, cherry and subtle liquorice flavours underscored by subtle fresh herb infusions and spicy pepper. Lively finish with well integrated fine grained tannins. Aftertaste of ripe dark raspberries, dark cherries, some liquorice, inky spice, subtle fresh herbs and pepper.
Cellar 3-4 years.
Alc. 15%

Other Reviews….
I suspect a great value (I wasn’t able to get the retail price), the 2016 Côtes du Rhône from the young Romain Roche offers up loads of peppery herbs, ripe black and blue fruits, leather and dried flower-like aromas and flavors. It’s medium to full-bodied, textured, front-end loaded and about a delicious as they come. Drink it over the coming 2-4 years.
90 points
Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com