Oratoire Côtes-du-Rhône Village Cairanne Rouge Les Douyes 2012
60 per cent Grenache, 40 per cent Mourvèdre. The Cuvée Les Douyes - previously labelled Cuvée Prestige - comes off vines planted in 1905 rooted entirely in the limestone-rich lieu-dit of Les Douyes. In qualitative terms, this wine stands toe to toe with the Domaine's cult Haut Coustias bottling-though this wine spends just 18 months in large old foudre. Intensely aromatic with crushed dark berries and cherries as well as all kinds of spice, the palate offers the same power + finesse that we've seen in all the '12 cuvees here. It's dripping with ripe dark fruit and the same notes as the nose. Great intensity, pulpy texture and fine tannins. From vines that are well over 100 years old it offers, again, quite unbelievable value for money. As with all the l'Oratoire reds it is not fined nor filtered.
|Brand||Domain de l'Oratoire St-Martin|
In a mixed or straight case: $52.24