Tardieu-Laurent Les Becs Fins Cotes du Rhone 2007

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

Price: $23.99
Item No. 98437
  • WS90
  • W&S90
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

This wine offers concentrated flavors, with astonishing color, lucious fruit flavors and a profound finish. Powerful and fruity.

Blend: 50% Grenache, 50% Syrah

Critical Acclaim

"Very juicy, but stylish and focused, showing a core of plum and blackberry fruit woven with spice, fruitcake and incense notes, followed by a long, streamlined finish. Should flesh out nicely in the short term."
90 Points

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Gerri January - Radium Springs, NM (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/22/2010)
This red has a bouquet of cherries, smoke and spice. It is a heavy-bodied wine but not so heavy it can't be enjoyed without food. It has a long finish that lasts a while after the last sip is gone. I would buy it again and I've already promised it to family members! Excellent wine!
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Learn About Tardieu-Laurent Map ItMap It

Domaine Tardieu-Laurent was established in 1994. It is a partnership between Dominique Laurent, a former pattisier (and with the girth to go with it) and one of the hottest names in Burgundy, and Michel Tardieu, a dynamic young winemaker. Tardieu-Laurent is an extremely unusual operation in that they are a negociant only, buying young wines from growers all over the Rhone, which...

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Learn About Cotes du Rhone

A Cote of Many Grapes The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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