2016 Domaine La Soumade Fleur de Confiance (1.5L)

Grenache from Rasteau, Rhône, France

2016 Domaine La Soumade Fleur de Confiance

The most impressive Rasteau to have ever passed these lips, the 2016 Rasteau Cuvee Fleur de Confiance is a full-bodied, richly muscular wine that takes all the warmth and power of the appellation and somehow turns it elegant. Black cherries, licorice and cocoa all come together seamlessly into a cascade of spice, cola and fruit, then ends with great length, soft tannins and finely ground stone. The secret to this 4,000-bottle cuvée is old-vine Grenache grown on blue clay. At the time of my visit, it was unclear if there will be a Fleur de Confiance bottled in 2017.

97 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 239 - Oct 2018)

The 2016 Rasteau Cuvée Fleur De Confiance is a brilliant blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the rest Mourvèdre that’s brought up all in foudre. This spice, garrigue, new saddle leather, and licorice-scented beauty boasts tremendous red and black fruits, a rocking sense of minerality, full body, and a seamless, elegant yet powerful mouthfeel. It will keep for 10-15 years.

95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Sep 2018)


17 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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