Mario scored this wine: 88/100
This blend made from 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah is a real expression of the Cotes Du Rhone terroir. La Ferme Du Mont Le Ponnant 2012 made by Stephane Vedeau, a third generation winemaker, is a full bodied wine that reveals the strength and potency of these grapes that are beautifully blended to create this Cotes Du Rhone's signature.
Visual examination: Crystal clear, ruby red, consistent with many narrow arches surrounding the glass revealing a high presence of alcohol.
Olfactory examination: Intense, complex, very fine quality wine, La Ferme Du Mont Le Ponnant 2012 reveals fruity notes of plums, strawberry jam, pomegranate and blackberry that combine elegantly with black pepper and coffee nuances.
Taste-olfactory examination: dry, warm with 14% abv but smooth this wine, as all Vedeau's wines is beautifully balanced by a good acidity. The tannins are still strong making this wine better if is tasted in the next three to five years. Balanced, intense and persistent aftertaste, La Ferme Du Mont Le Ponnant 2012 is a fine quality wine, ready to drink but still with more potential if kept in the cellar. Try with grilled lamb. 88 points, but could be more in a couple of years.