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4267 CH.DE FONSALETTE COTES DU RHONE SYRAH RESERVE 1999 750ml
4267 CH.DE FONSALETTE COTES DU RHONE SYRAH RESERVE 1999 750ml


 
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In the heart of the southern Rhône Valley appellation vineyards, Emmanuel Reynaud offers up his Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée wines featuring Châteauneuf du Pape, Côtes du Rhône, Vacqueyras and Côtes du Rhône Village. Both red and white, these wines are the fruit of the vineyards of a number of different domains: Château Rayas, Château Fonsalette and Château des Tours signed the Reynaud family, wine-growers from one generation to the next since 1880. Today these wines are matured in the cellars of two estates Château Rayas and Château des Tours.

[Château Fonsalette] A large property with a dozen or so hectares of vines, woods, agricultural land and olive trees. The grape varieties are: Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah for red and Grenache, Clairette and Marsanne for white. The grapes are vinified and sold at Rayas.

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The sensational, 250-case cuvee of black/purple-colored 1999 Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Syrah should be gobbled up by fans of this offering. This cool-climate vineyard planted on north-facing slopes consistently produces fabulous wines that age for 2-3 decades (the debut 1978 vintage is still an infant). The sweet, rich, full-bodied 1999 reveals ripe tannin along with notes of roasted meats, blackberries, truffles, and licorice. Cellar this monster for 4-8 years, and enjoy the magic over the next 10-12 years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020.

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The 1999 Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Syrah is what the French would call sauvage et animal. Abundant quantities of roasted meats, creme de cassis, licorice, and truffles are found in this full-bodied, tannic, super-concentrated Syrah. A terrific year for Syrah, this wine's huge extract and formidable tannin suggest 5-7 years of cellaring will be required. It should keep for 20-25 years. (RobertParker.com)

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