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Jean-Luc Colombo Les Forots 2015 Wine Review

Jean-Luc Colombo Les Forots 2015

Jean-Luc Colombo Les Forots 2015

Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2017-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Jean-Luc Colombo

Agent: Du Chasse Wines & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 88/100

A full-bodied southern French red wine blend with notes of black fruit, smoke and pepper. Pair with grilled meats.

Food pairings: wine-braised duck, legume and pancetta stew, noodles with rabbit ragout.

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This Jean-Luc Colombo Les Forots 2015 was reviewed on July 22, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This wine was made by Northern Rhône dynamo, Jean-Luc Colombo. His Rhônes are very good and often very expensive... Except this one. His more pricey wines are from Northern Rhône appellations, like Cornas or Côte Rôtie. This wine is a chance to own a little bit of those wines in one blend. Wines labeled Côtes du Rhône are sourced from many different areas - from all over.
Deep, dark ruby colour with fantastic aromatics.
Brooding kitchen spices, coffee, macerated cherry, and plum.
Roasty and dark. Lots of coffee aromas, vanilla, pencil shavings, plum, pepper, bay, and figs.
It's 50/50 Grenache and Shiraz. It is typical of a Northern Rhône grower to put large proportions of Shiraz in the blend. Southern ones tend to have lots of Grenache and other grapes, with Shiraz holding very little sway in the final blend.
Ideal wine for game sausage or cassoulet. Put it with strong washed rind cheese, as well.
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Lots of black fruit and fired herbs accompanied by charcuterie, spice and a healthy dose of wood. 91 points. (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
Jean-Luc Colombo Les Forots (2015) is a 50% Grenache and Syrah red wine blend. Great mouthfeel on this ripe red berry and garrigue flavoured wine from the Côtes Du Rhône. Great value too. - Community Wine Reviews

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