Lucien Le Moine Rotem & Mounir Clos Saouma CDP Rouge Arioso 2010
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Lucien Le Moine Rotem & Mounir Clos Saouma
Country: France Region: Southern Rhone
Grapes Varieties: Grenache
Classification: Production: 350 Cases
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
WS=96 Aromas of raspberry and boysenberry confiture lead the way, followed by notes of mocha, cinnamon, black tea, bergamot, anise and singed apple wood, which are seamlessly entwined, finishing with a silky feel that lets the fruit take a lengthy encore. Distinctive and beautifully rendered. Best from 2015 through 2030.
AG=94 Opaque ruby. Heady dark berry, candied licorice and Indian spice aromas are brightened by a suave mineral nuance. Juicy, incisive and pure on the palate, offering sweet black raspberry and spicecake flavors that take on weight with aeration. The spicy quality dominates the very long, penetrating finish, which features smooth tannins and a sexy floral pastille nuance.
WA=93 The 2010 Châteauneuf du Pape Arioso tastes more like a Grand Cru Burgundy than a Châteauneuf du Pape, with its fresh, focused and taut profile. Giving up notions of tart cherries, rose petal, sappy underbrush, mint and hints of new leather, it flows onto the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, bright acidity and a focused, juicy and moderately concentrated feel. I like the mid-palate here, as well as the overall balance, yet the acid profile will be something to watch. Nevertheless, it’s impressive and I think it will age gracefully. Give it another 2-3 years in the cellar and enjoy bottles through 2025.