2021 Mont-Redon Reserve Cotes du Rhone
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2021 Mont-Redon Reserve Cotes du Rhone

Cotes du Rhone, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$22. 99
$275.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2023-2027)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Stelvin

Mont-Redon is one of Chateauneuf-du-Pape’s largest estate’s with almost 100 hectares under vine and has one of the longest histories in the entire Rhône Valley. The estate has passed through many families over the centuries, but it’s modern history really started in 1923 with the then manager, Henri Plantin. Henri was a colleague and contemporary of Baron Pierre Le Roy de Boiseaumarié, the man credited with spearheading the creation of France’s entire AOC system in 1936. It was Henri’s drive and vision that established the estate as one of the ‘Grand Crus’ in Chateauneuf du Pape. Since 2017 Mont-Redon has been managed by Pierre Fabre, Henri’s great-great-grandson who has brought with him a renewed enthusiasm for producing the very finest wines.
Mont-Redon also produce a great value Cotes du Rhone. The 2021 vintage is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah destemmed and fermented in stainless steel with about two weeks on skins and gentle pump-overs to promote a fine tannin structure. It then sees a further 8 months maturation in tank.

Gorgeous aromatics, succulent fruit and a long finish make for a very seductive Cotes du Rhone.

Deep black dark red colour with a bright dark purple hue. Gorgeous aromatics of spicy dark raspberries and liquorice infused with Herbs du Provence show a perfumed like intensity out of the glass with notions of earthy incense and peppered meats also evident. Medium to full bodied with a juicy texture and plenty of power, dark raspberry, liquorice and dark cherry fruits engulf the mouth with infusions of Herbs du Provence, earthy incense characters and spicy pepper lying underneath. Good freshness with ripe, slightly chewy tannins, the long aftertaste layered with succulent fruit and pepper. A real surprise packet!
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Alc. 14%

Other Reviews.....
Ripe and generous with complex red and black fruit character plus a slew of spice, licorice and old balsamic vinegar aromas. This is an excellent Cotes-du-Rhone that's not a jot too rich. The tannins and bitter chocolate character build impressively at the long finish. Drink or hold.
93 points