Rotem & Mounir Saouma CDP Omina 2013
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Lucien Le Moine Rotem & Mounir Clos Saouma
Country: France Region: Southern Rhone
Grapes Varieties: 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah
Classification: Production: 1415 Cases
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
AG=93-95 Vivid ruby. Explosive red berry liqueur, incense and Asian spice scents show superb clarity, with hints of floral oils and minerals providing additional lift. Silky, seamless and concentrated, offering sweet raspberry and cherry compote flavors sharpened by tangy acidity. A powerful yet graceful Châteauneuf with excellent closing focus and thrust.
WS=94 Alluring, with cinnamon, black tea and violet aromas leading the way for a rich, yet silky and refined, core of raspberry, plum and red currant coulis flavors. The long finish is gilded with shiso leaf and iron notes, staying refined all the way. Beguiling, but still tightly coiled, so cellar for maximum effect. Best from 2018 through 2028.
WA=91 The 2013 Chateauneuf du Pape Omnia is somewhat Burgundian in spirit. It's lighter in hue than many Châteauneufs and has silky tannins, yet it still offers ample body in the mouth. Reticent at first on the nose — Saouma advocates decanting his wines — with air, hints of charred coffee beans give way to raspberry fruit and hints of garrigue. This is smooth and linear in shape for red Châteauneuf, showing some dusty tannins on the extended finish.