90 Point Rhone under $12 – Chateau Bizard Grignan les Adhemar Montagne de Raucoule (WA90, $11.95)

September 25, 2014 Under $12 Deals  No comments

Chateau Bizard 2011From the Southern Rhone appellation of Grignan-les Adhemar (new to me), comes this killer Syrah-based blend from Chateau Bizard.  As the years go by, my daily drinker wines have experienced some “price creep”.  Besides spending more, the other problem with this phenomenon is I’m getting quite a bit more picky about what I consider a quality wine.  The grading curve has simply been raised.

That said, this is a rock solid Syrah.  It blends southern Rhone and fruit exuberance with northern Rhone cut and focus (it’s from the north part of southern Rhone).  You might say it’s the best of both (old) worlds. Furthermore, finding a domestic wine, Syrah or otherwise, that even approaches this quality is completely impossible.

Buy Here: 2011 Chateau Bizard Grignan les Adhemar Montagne de Raucoule $11.95

Wine Advocate 90 Points

“Two outstanding efforts include the 2011 Grignan-Les-Adhemar Montagne de Raucoule, which is dominated by Syrah but also includes a good bit of Grenache. It reveals lots of blackberry, black cherry, licorice and forest floor characteristics, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, gorgeous texture, and a sensual, complex style with impressive purity. Consume it over the next 4-5 years.

Chateau Bizard is the reference point winery in the appellation of Grignan-Les-Adhemar (formerly known as the Coteaux du Tricastin). They make many cuvees, but the following are three of their most popular.”

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