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Marquis De Montferrat Saint-Joseph 2012 Wine Review

Marquis De Montferrat Saint-Joseph 2012

Marquis De Montferrat Saint-Joseph 2012

Rhône A.C., France

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2016-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Marquis De Montferrat

Agent: Joseph Cipelli Wines & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 89/100

A full-bodied southern French wine with notes of dark red fruit and smoke on the nose and palate with warmth on the finish. The vines are planted on the garnite terraces to the north of Ardeche, where the famous Mistral winds keep the grapes dry which helps ripening. This red wine is made from the Syrah grape, which lends spiciness to the flavour.

Food pairings: rare rib roast, venison stroganoff, bison burgers.

This Marquis De Montferrat Saint-Joseph 2012 was reviewed on August 27, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Bring on the black pepper and coffe rubbed Prime Rib roast. Loved this medium (+) body Northern Rhône Syrah with it's abundance of pepper leaping from the glass! This softens quickly , however, and an elegance ensues. Cherry, red berries, floral, light-handed oaking, and leather embaced by polished tannins. Acidity is bright and balanced. This much French beauty and elegance should have an opulent price tag but at $30 this is a bargain. Perfect for grilled steak, braised lamb or sipped with a piece of cheese.
Tasted: February 2017
Wine grapes for Marquis De Montferrat, Saint-Joseph (2012) were sourced from Rhône A.C. wine growing are from vines averaging 25 years of age. Pair with grilled lamb chops with lots of fresh herbs and mint. - Community Wine Reviews

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