Aged for one year in French oak, this round
and opulent red is an dense plum purple with a warmly spiced, and rich fruit nose. The palate is sweet and savory and features
layers of mocha cream.
DOMAINE TARDIEU-LAURENT 2009 TARDIEU-LAURENT COTES DU RHONE GUY LOUIS
"The old stand-by of Michel Tardieu is the 2009 Cotes du Rhone Guy Louis. This wine is about 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, all coming from three sectors – Cairanne, Rasteau, and the vast ocean of mostly Grenache-based vineyards known as the Plan de Dieu. Impressively endowed, medium to full-bodied, with ripe red and black fruits, camphor, barbecue spices, and underbrush, the wine is textured, rich, and very impressive. It should also drink well for 4-5 years." Robert Parker Wine Advocate 90-92 points
|(75% Grenache/25% Syrah). Grenache grapes from 50 year old vines and Syrah grapes from 35 year old vines that were
sourced from vineyards in the communes of Cairanne, Plan de Dieu and Rasteau.
|Tardieu-Laurent is one of the most highly acclaimed negociants in the Rhone. Its success began with a serendipitous meeting between Michel Tardieu and Dominique Laurent. The two formed a friendship in the early 1990s, which led to the formation of Tardieu-Laurent Vallee du Rhone Maison de Negoce. Beginning with the first vintage in 1994, the wines of Tardieu-Laurent have won the praise of collectors and critics alike. Today, while the two men continue to share an extraordinary friendship, Tardieu-Laurent is solely under Michel’s guidance and care. Located in Lourmarin, in the heart of the Luberon, Tardieu-Laurent crafts approximately 17 wines each year, two-thirds of which are produced in southern Rhone. The remaining wines are produced in northern Rhone.