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SRP of $13 and available for as low as $10. Imported by Robert Walter Selections. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"Style: A medium-bodied red with a rich and spicy bouquet of red berries, soft and ripe tannins lead to a warm finish.
Terroir: Climate and terroir of the Rhone Valley are excellent for Syrah and Grenache. This wine has intense fruit aromas and flavours.
Degustation: This wine is perfect with grilled or roasted meats, tomato based pasta dishes, cheese or enjoy just on its own.
The 2012 Lavau Cotes du Rhone Rouge begins with a pleasant aroma of strawberry, raspberry, black cherry and a little peppery spice. The medium-bodied wine is very easy to drink with plenty of tasty fruit balanced by more peppery spice. The wine is aged in stainless steel tanks so the fruit really shines through as there are no added flavors from oak aging. It ends dry and medium long with lingering spice and dark fruit. Perhaps a bit simple but very well done and quite satisfying, this wine is well worth the $10 price tag. It's also refreshing to see a Cotes du Rhone wine with a distinctive and memorable label which unfortunately isn't all that common on other French wines.
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