The wine has a fine, light straw color with pale gold highlights and a refined, fresh nose on which distinctive floral combine with highly elegant notes of Sauvignon and a hint of toast. Sauvignon brings refinement and texture, while Semillon and Muscadelle give substance and the impression of roundness in the mouth. The long finish, expressive and harmonious on ripe fruit with a slightly mineral tinge, is entirely typical of the appellation.
The wine has a dense, deep red color shading to cherry at the edge and a seductively, nicely open nose with intense blackberry and cassis aromas and a slightly floral note reminiscent of violet. From a round and crisp attack with a fine structure of already well-rounded, creamy tannins, it develops an ample and expressive body of red berry fruit with a touch of something mineral. A seductive wine, its undoubted qualities display all the complexity and harmony of an exceptional vintage.
The 2011 Rouge is composed of 48% Grenache, 44% Carignan and the rest Mourvedre and Syrah. This rustic, earthy, bistro-styled red offers peppery, berry fruit, underbrush and Provencal herb notes, medium body, and excellent fruit as well as purity. There are no hard tannins in this cuvee, so it can be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years
86 Points Wine Advocate