Domaine de L'Obrieu Cuvee les Antonins Visan 2010 / 750 ml.

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SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 29, 2012
This pure, defined red displays a lovely floral and iron frame to the core of damson plum, black cherry and raspberry fruit. Sleek, racy finish. Drink now through 2013. 2,000 cases made.

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Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: Grenache, Syrah

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France | Rhone | Cotes du Rhone

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SP90 90 pts. / Wine Spectator (Feb 29, 2012)

This pure, defined red displays a lovely floral and iron frame to the core of damson plum, black cherry and raspberry fruit. Sleek, racy finish. Drink now through 2013. 2,000 cases made.

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Appellation / Cotes du Rhone

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Cotes du Rhone is the official name of the Rhone Valley. If you see it on a bottle of wine, that typically means it comes from the southern half of the Rhone Valley (since most Northern Rhones are classified as "Cru" and sold at higher prices under the names of their villages). The Cotes du Rhone appellation is best suited to red wines, and that's where a bulk of the area's wine production lies.

Region / Rhone

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Located along the path of the Rhone River, the Rhone wine region in southeastern France is beautiful and very productive. It's typically divided into two sub-regions, the Northern Rhone and Southern Rhone, and the wines produced in these sub-regions are very different from one another.

The southern Rhone is warm and dry, and produces robust, full-flavored red wines, oftentimes blends with Grenache used as the primary grape. Chateauneuf-du-Pape is without question the most celebrated town for wine production in the Southern Rhone region.

Meanwhile, the Northern Rhone features a cooler climate and steep-sloped vineyards. Syrah is the dominant red grape, and the wines are typically tannic, deeply colored, and highly acidic wines (which leads them to get better with age).

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The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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SKU 68865
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Domaine de L’Obrieu Cuvée les Antonins Visan
Country France
Region Rhone
Product Location - Location-Appellation Cotes du Rhone
Package Size 750 ml.
Wine/Spirit Brand Domaine de L’Obrieu
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2010
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick Yes
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) Grenache, Syrah
Primary Grape Grenache
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Same Region, Same Vintage, Same Grape
JD9696 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 11/11/2022
The 2010 Châteauneuf Du Pape Pignan is a beauty, with a powerful, concentrated, full-bodied style as well as classic notes of darker cherries and assorted berry fruits supported with an almost Côte Rôtie-like floral, gamey, exotic character that develops with time in the glass. Wonderfully textured, deep, and layered on the palate, it’s unquestionably drinking brilliantly today yet will cruise for another decade or more in cold cellars. (Jeb Dunnuck)
RP90+90–93 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2011
The 2010 Pignan Chateauneuf du Pape (100% Grenache from 30 year old vines) is the lightest of the 2010s. The color is a medium translucent ruby and the nose exhibits delicious notes of garrigue, lavender, sweet kirsch, strawberries and loamy soil. I could have drunk this delicious effort directly from the demi-muids in which it was aging. (Robert M. Parker, Jr.)
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