Domaine du terme
Côtes du Rhône 2011
Wine writers are suggesting that the 2011 vintage in the Rhone is fruity and drinker-friendly. Our newly arrived example from Terme confirms this view. Anne-Marie's wines always exhibit poise and clarity, and this vintage shows enticing fruits on the nose, a well extracted palate, excellent balance, and a long finish. This CdR is made primarily from Sablet vineyards (see sidebar).
"Vivid ruby. Spicy, floral-accented aromas of raspberry, sassafras, lavender and allspice are enhanced by a subtle mineral overtone. Lively and precise, offering sweet red berry flavors and a nervy mineral spine. Shows noteworthy energy on the finish, leaving tangy red fruit and spice notes behind. 90-92 points" (Josh Reynolds -- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar).
Gigondas Réserve 2003 (the black label)
dark black fruits on the nose, follows on palate, quite big with bright tannins leading to very good length. Some smoke. (JPO April 2008) - Sorry, all gone!!!