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Domaine de Fontavin

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2019 Domaine de Fontavin Cuvée Tradition  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90
A touch of vanilla, smoke, flowers, plums and kirsch pop with no effort on the nose. On the palate the wine is forward, soft, medium-bodied, polished and fruity with a blast of ripe kirsch in the end note that sticks with you. Drink from 2023 - 2033

A touch of vanilla, smoke, flowers, plums and kirsch pop with no effort on the nose. On the palate the wine is forward, soft, medium-bodied, polished and fruity with a blast of ripe kirsch in the end note that sticks with you. Drink from 2023 - 2033

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2019 Domaine de Fontavin Terre d’Ancetres  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93
It is all the just cracked black pepper covered kirsch and tapenade that gets your attention on the nose. The fruit is earthy, meaty, herbal and fresh with loads of concentration, length and dusty tannins with a note of cocoa on the backend of the finish. The wine blends 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. Drink from 2024 - 2037

It is all the just cracked black pepper covered kirsch and tapenade that gets your attention on the nose. The fruit is earthy, meaty, herbal and fresh with loads of concentration, length and dusty tannins with a note of cocoa on the backend of the finish. The wine blends 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. Drink from 2024 - 2037

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2018 Domaine de Fontavin Cuvée David et Goliath  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92
Lusciously textured, all the old vine Grenache feels great on your palate. The wine is soft, round and polished with notes of thyme, spice, olives and herbs to round things out.

Lusciously textured, all the old vine Grenache feels great on your palate. The wine is soft, round and polished with notes of thyme, spice, olives and herbs to round things out.

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2018 Domaine de Fontavin Cuvée Tradition  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 89
Floral, forward, fresh and fruity, the wine is medium-bodied, earthy, herbal and delivers a strong, peppery olive kick in the finish.

Floral, forward, fresh and fruity, the wine is medium-bodied, earthy, herbal and delivers a strong, peppery olive kick in the finish.

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2016 Domaine de Fontavin Trilogie  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92
Floral, soft and polished, with silky, polished tannins, freshness and just enough spicy, peppery, black raspberry in the finish to satisfy. The wine was produced blending 80% Grenachre, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

Floral, soft and polished, with silky, polished tannins, freshness and just enough spicy, peppery, black raspberry in the finish to satisfy. The wine was produced blending 80% Grenachre, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

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2016 Domaine de Fontavin Cuvée David et Goliat  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95
Round, forward, juicy and lush, this modern styled wine pops with espresso, smoke, black cherries and spice. Lush and polished, ripe and sweet, this concentrated and complex wine can age, as well as show great in its youth, due to its round, fruit filled, open character. The wine is produced from 95% old vine Grenache and 5% Syrah and is aged in mostly, new oak barrels.

Round, forward, juicy and lush, this modern styled wine pops with espresso, smoke, black cherries and spice. Lush and polished, ripe and sweet, this concentrated and complex wine can age, as well as show great in its youth, due to its round, fruit filled, open character. The wine is produced from 95% old vine Grenache and 5% Syrah and is aged in mostly, new oak barrels.

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2015 Domaine de Fontavin Cuvée David et Goliat  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91
Lusty and luscious fruits, with sweetness in the kirsch at its core, there is lots of kirsch and more sweet fruit in the finish. The wine is produced from 95% old vine Grenache and 5% Syrah.

Lusty and luscious fruits, with sweetness in the kirsch at its core, there is lots of kirsch and more sweet fruit in the finish. The wine is produced from 95% old vine Grenache and 5% Syrah.

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2015 Domaine de Fontavin Cuvée Tradition  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90
Medium bodied, refined, soft, forward and fresh, I liked the juicy, blast of ripe kirsch that sticks with you.

Medium bodied, refined, soft, forward and fresh, I liked the juicy, blast of ripe kirsch that sticks with you.

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2015 Domaine de Fontavin Terre d’Ancetres  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92
Spicy red fruits, silky and fresh, with a real depth of flavor that starts and stays with you. The finish has a hint of dark cocoa in the end too, that is a nice touch as ti compliments the sweet, red berries. The wine was produced from blending 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

Spicy red fruits, silky and fresh, with a real depth of flavor that starts and stays with you. The finish has a hint of dark cocoa in the end too, that is a nice touch as ti compliments the sweet, red berries. The wine was produced from blending 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

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2014 Domaine de Fontavin Terre d’Ancetres  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 88
Medium bodied, soft, polished, forward, early drinking wine with a tasty, black raspberry and peppery core of fruits.

Medium bodied, soft, polished, forward, early drinking wine with a tasty, black raspberry and peppery core of fruits.

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2012 Domaine de Fontavin Terre d’Ancetres  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90
Medium bodied, spicy red fruits and good freshness are found in this forward styled wine that was produced from a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah.

Medium bodied, spicy red fruits and good freshness are found in this forward styled wine that was produced from a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah.

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2012 Domaine de Fontavin Cuvée David et Goliat  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91
There is a blast of oak in the nose that is made better by the lusty, plush, supple fruits on the palate that was produced from a blend of 95% Grenache and 5% Syrah.

There is a blast of oak in the nose that is made better by the lusty, plush, supple fruits on the palate that was produced from a blend of 95% Grenache and 5% Syrah.

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2011 Domaine de Fontavin Cuvée Tradition  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 87
Elegant and soft, this medium bodied, lighter styled, red berry filled wine display’s some dryness in the finish.

Elegant and soft, this medium bodied, lighter styled, red berry filled wine display’s some dryness in the finish.

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2011 Domaine de Fontavin Cuvée David et Goliat  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90
95% Grenache and 5% Syrah produced a medium bodied, silky wine with sweet, black cherries and a hint of jam. The wine is fresh and forward in style and reached 15% alcohol.

95% Grenache and 5% Syrah produced a medium bodied, silky wine with sweet, black cherries and a hint of jam. The wine is fresh and forward in style and reached 15% alcohol.

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2010 Domaine de Fontavin Cuvée David et Goliat  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90
Incense, licorice and jammy berries, full bodied, fresh, and balanced, but perhaps a bit too much oak in this modern adaption of Chateauneuf du Pape which leaves it feeling a little bit dry in the finish. If it comes together with time, it will be a better wine, deserving a higher score.

Incense, licorice and jammy berries, full bodied, fresh, and balanced, but perhaps a bit too much oak in this modern adaption of Chateauneuf du Pape which leaves it feeling a little bit dry in the finish. If it comes together with time, it will be a better wine, deserving a higher score.

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2009 Domaine de Fontavin Cuvée David et Goliat  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91
Silky, polished, forward, medium bodied and just delicious today, the wine is all about the sweet, ripe, kirsch, black raspberry and peppery notes. It is not a wine to lay down, it's going to be best over the next few years.

Silky, polished, forward, medium bodied and just delicious today, the wine is all about the sweet, ripe, kirsch, black raspberry and peppery notes. It is not a wine to lay down, it's going to be best over the next few years.

1,220 Views   Tasted