2021 Francois Arnaud Grande Reserve Cotes du Rhone
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2021 Francois Arnaud Grande Reserve Cotes du Rhone

Cotes du Rhone, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$23. 99
$287.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2022-2027)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

A young negociant based in the Rhone Valley, François Arnaud Dauvergne established his outfit in 2004. From his time spent working at other wineries he become convinced that the key to success was to establish a strong relationship with his growers. Together with his friend Jean-François Ranvier they seek out the best terroirs and oversee the whole wine making process to produce modern blends, offering both generous fruit and freshness.

Ripe, juicy and chewy this is a dangerously drinkable Cotes du Rhone.

A blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre that was matured in seasoned oak for 6 months. Inky black at its heart with a deep bright purple red hue. Attractively scented, the nose offers up black raspberry, black cherry and liquorice aromas which show good elevation out of the glass. Also evident are herbs du Provence, incense, earth and peppered meat notes. Rich and concentrated, black raspberry and black cherry fruits cast an opulent yet bright feel across the medium to full bodied palate. Liquorice, herbs du Provence, scorched earth and peppered dried meat characters add personality across the back half. Ripe chewy tannins with a long generously endowed finish.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Alc. 14.5%