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Tardieu-Laurent Cotes du Rhone Villages les Becs Fins 2011

Tardieu-Laurent Cotes du Rhone Villages les Becs Fins 750ml 2011      
Sku: 1794047*

Tardieu-Laurent has earned a reputation as one of the finest negociants in France’s Rhone Valley. Natives of Provence, Michel Tardieu and his family are intimately familiar with the great terroirs of the Rhone and its finest vignerons. Their production is limited as selection and hand-crafting of wines at this level can only be accomplished on a small scale. Anyone interested in exploring the splendors of the Rhone Valley would be fortunate to do it with the wines of Tardieu-Laurent. They have been consistently praised by connoisseurs and critics alike.

Tasting notes
Vinified exclusively in stainless steel tank, aromas of red cherries, blackberries and forest floor nicely segue with similar notes on the palate. This medium-bodied red is immediately approachable, offering silky tannins and good acidity.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 88 points (Oct 2012)
An equal part blend of Grenache and Syrah aged totally in tank, the 2011 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Les Becs Fins is not terribly complex, but is richly fruity, round, delicious and seductive. It is best drunk over the next several years.

Technical notes
(60% Syrah/40% Grenache). Fruit from 60 year old Grenache and 30 year old Syrah vines were harvested from a single domaine northeast of Nimes in the Gard. Here, the red soils are covered by a layer of smooth stones.

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Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub-Region: Southern Rhone
Appellation: Cotes du Rhone Villages
Grape Varietal: Red Rhone Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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