La Fiole Brotte 2012 Wine Review
Cotes Du Rhone, France
Community Reviews: 7
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(EXPIRES November 7, 2021)
Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 87/100
Smoky and toasty from generous oak aging. This full-bodied, dark-fruited, pepper French red wine is smooth and ready to drink now with hearty meat dishes. The Brotte winery was founded in 1931 by Charles Brotte. This is a blend Grenache Noir and Syrah grapes. It finishes with dark spice, anise and smoke. Pair with roasted lamb or braised duck.
Food pairings: lamb, beef, BBQ, or sausages.
This La Fiole Brotte 2012 was reviewed on April 15, 2015 by Natalie MacLean
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|Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
This is a nice medium-full bodied dry red that delivers some punch for the value. Lots of nice acidity, respectable tannins. Flavours of plum, raspberries, spices and white pepper.
This winemaker also makes the Fiole du Pape a Chateauneuf du Pape in a very similar bottle!
|Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Aromas of tart red cherry, black pepper, and plums. The tannins are outstanding and really hold together nicely with the fruit flavours and high acidity. The finish is bright, tart red cherry and spices. A very versatile wine that does a lot of things very well, especially for its price.
|Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:|
Traditional ageing in oak casks of 40 to 50 hectolitres during 6 to 12 months. Open nose, powerful with notes of blackcurrant and prunes. Fresh, fruity attack with large mouth, aromas of red fruit and liquorice. Long and pleasant finish. In the mouth, this wine surprises by its smoothness at first and its powerful tannins at the end. A nice typical Grenache product with an ageing potential of 3 to 5 years.
Source: NB Liquor Stores
|Clear medium ruby colour. Aromas of blackberries, raspberries and spice. Dry and medium bodied with flavours of raspberries, spices and black fruits. Ready to drink.|
Source: Agent (Mark Anthony Brands)
3 Members would buy this wine again
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