Thursday, November 12, 2020

Cotes du Rhone - Le Grand Valmal

A new star from the Rhone Valley!

2018 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Generation....$13.99
80% Grenache and 20% Syrah
This is a very impressive Cotes du Rhone. It has everything you want it a great value Cotes du Rhone.  It has an opaque purple color with a big nose that almost smells like a Northern Rhone.  Large amounts of dark fruits like blackberry, black cherry, cassis and a great density and very full bodied for this price.  

2018 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Villages Vieilles Vignes...$17.99
60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre
This Rhone is the real deal and a sensational value!  Could easily be confused for a Chateauneuf do Pape
Floral notes accent fresh mixed berries in this 2017 Cotes du Rhone Villages that is made from Old Vine Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. The Syrah dominates and leads to a full-bodied wine but with silky tannins. It has a slight pepperiness to add some dimension and complexity. This wine is produced by the third generation on this estate and it is a fruit driven Cotes du Rhone with great roundness and complexity.

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