#10 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011
We didn't release Valbelle in 2008 because the wine had been blended into the Gigondas
Classique. This is nice to see Valbelle coming back in 2009 with its very specific style. It generates complexity, depth and balance. 2009 Valbelle combines well the tannic power of the vintage with the roundness and the softness always found in Valbelle. Find notes of strawberry, thyme, white pepper and graphite.
Blend: 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah