Note : 82
There’s undeniable extraction and density here along with quite a full body and ripe tannins. However, excessive reduction makes this one smell a bit too much like a struck match. Decant before serving.
Note : 88
Fresh, with floral, red currant and blackberry fruit notes backed by a tangy, mineral-tinged finish. Juicy and racy. Grenache, Syrah and Carignane. Drink now through 2010. 5,000 cases made.
Note : 91
A smoking blend of roughly 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 10% Carignan that just screams southern France, the 2007 Domaine de Mourchon Côtes du Rhône Villages Séguret Tradition, aged all in unlined concrete casks, has beautifully perfumed aromatics of spiced blackberry and cherry pit that are intermixed with notions of saddle leather, lavender, mineral, and garrigue on the nose. This is followed by a medium+ bodied wine that has loads of pure, fresh fruit, a focused, energetic texture, and chewy, broad finish that doesn’t lack for length. I love the typicity and this outstanding value should be purchased by the case and consumed over the coming 4-6 years or so.
Note : 16/20
Bright cherry red. Herby rich nose. Dry finish. Ready but maybe just slightly lacking juice? GV