2015

ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE

Note : 88

One of only a couple of 2015s to be bottled when I visited the domaine in late August 2017, the 2015 Cotes du Rhone is plump, round and supple, with attractive berry and cola flavors that linger on the finish. Drink this medium-bodied wine over the next few years.


WINE SPECTATOR

Note : 89

This has a core of gently mulled plum and blackberry fruit, lined with subtle anise, cinnamon and lavender notes. The silky but persistent finish shows nice purity. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases made.


JEB DUNNUCK

Note : 90

Moving to the reds, the base 2015 Côtes du Rhône is a 60/40 split of Grenache and Syrah aged in tank. This medium ruby colored effort offers lots of black cherries, garrigue/underbrush and pepper aromas and flavors, medium-bodied richness, a light, easy texture and loads of easy-going charm. Drink it over the coming 2-3 years.

2014

WINE SPECTATOR

Note : 88

This delivers a juicy, direct beam of raspberry preserves, flecked with anise and violet notes. Offers a fleshy feel, but remains fresh and open. Drink now. 4,000 cases made.


JANCIS ROBINSON

Note : 16/20

60% Grenache, 40% Syrah. Vine age 40 years. Aged in concrete vats. Négoce wine. Smells dark, smoky and elegant, with just a touch of red fruit as it opens in the glass. Lovely dry darkness, fine texture and subtle, the Syrah seeming to dominate in that dark peppery character. Delicious and refined. Slightly abrupt finish at the moment. (JH)

2013

WINE SPECTATOR

Note : 85

A toasty style, with fruitcake and black tea notes around a core of cherry preserve flavor. Direct, open finish. Drink now. 30,000 cases made.

2011

WINE SPECTATOR

Note : 88

This shows a dark toasty edge, offering ganache and warm espresso notes that marry nicely with the fleshy core of blackberry and plum fruit., with a caressing finish. A crowd-pleaser. Drink now. 1,000 cases made.

2010

VINOUS

Note : 89

Bright violet color. Pungent dark berries and licorice on the nose and in the mouth. Shows a spicy quality with air, which adds back-end lift and bite. Finishes spicy and quite long, with silky tannins and a hint of cracked pepper.

2008

WINE SPECTATOR

Note : 87

Fresh and juicy, with open-knit red cherry and currant fruit laced with hints of garrigue and tobacco. There’s a nice chalky twinge on the finish. Drink now. 1,000 cases made.


JEB DUNNUCK

Note : 87

A fresh and almost delicate wine, the 2008 Domaine de Mourchon Côtes du Rhône is aged completely in concrete and is a blend of Syrah and Grenache. It possesses a semi-transparent purple color as well as bright aromatics of wild cherries, spice and violets that are all wrapped around loads of mineral and earthy notes. With air, a subtle game and meaty character comes out. The wine is medium to light bodied on the palate with a smooth, almost burgundian texture, loads of fresh acidity and a clean, enjoyable finish. Fleshing out and gaining weight in the glass, this delicious red should be consumed over the following 3 to 5 years.