ITEM 103378

1999 Chateau de Fonsalette (Chateau Rayas) Cotes du Rhone Syrah Reserve

$429.98

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Wine Rating:

91WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1999

Country/State

france

Wine Region

southern rhone

Variety

syrah

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 91 points

The sensational, 250-case cuvee of black/purple-colored 1999 Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Syrah should be gobbled up by fans of this offering. This cool-climate vineyard planted on north-facing slopes consistently produces fabulous wines that age for 2-3 decades (the debut 1978 vintage is still an infant). The sweet, rich, full-bodied 1999 reveals ripe tannin along with notes of roasted meats, blackberries, truffles, and licorice. Cellar this monster for 4-8 years, and enjoy the magic over the next 10-12 years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020.

Review Date: December 2001