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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Cellier Des Princes - The Final Instalment

Two final wines from Cellier Des Princes

I have been impressed with all the Cellier Des Princes wines I have tried - all have been well-made and as a minimum thoroughly enjoyable. So full marks for consistency.

The wines have also been mostly atypical of the Rhône, being distinctly fresh and more red-fruited than dark-berried.

Of the last two, the Cotes du Rhone is something of a return to more-typical Rhonesque form; it has a Gold medal from Paris 2015. The Gigondas, a GSM blend, has the freshness of the rest of the range.

La Couronne Du Prince, CdR 2013 ripe, juicy dark berry and plum fruit, spice and earthiness; fresh, long and substantial with fine, perfectly ripe tannins.


Match with roast lamb.

Gigondas, 2014 fresh red fruits and complex spices with inky pencil shavings. Lond substantial and supple.


Other related articles
Cellier Des Princes: Chateauneuf du Pape
Afternoon Tea With the MW Students
Domaine St Jacques, Cotes Du Rhone - 2014
La Princesse IGP Vaucluse 2015

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