Monredon Cotes du Rhone 2009
the new vintage has an impressible smoothness about it and of course freshness.
Chateau Mont Redon will be familiar to those who know and appreciate Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Owning more than 160 hectares of land in the appellation, Mont-Redon is the largest family-owned producer of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The estate has completely renewed production facilities over the past 5 years and the quality of wine has increased tremendously during that time. Grapes are also purchased for this very successful Monredon Cotes du Rhone. The style of is one of clean, intense fruit, soft, balanced tannins and early approachability. Deep violet red in color, the wine shows aromas of dark berries and raspberries which are confirmed on the full, succulent palate. These are offset by slight grilled notes and nuances of licorice, which carry into the persistent finish.
Monredon Cotes du Rhone 2009 continues where the 2007 left off. Stylistically, the 2007 and 2009 are the same, however the new vintage has an impressible smoothness about it and of course freshness. The asking price is $22 and for that, you get a wine that many of you know and enjoyed, but from a superior vintage. If you buy a dozen, you don't need to drink the whole lot now as it will last 3-4 years.