Dominik Mueller

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2017 La Ferme du Mont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Cuvée "Le Ponnant"

Tasting note

2017 La Ferme du Mont HVJ Le Ponnant

Dark transparent ruby. On the nose, red currant, blackberry, liquorice, plus secondary aromas of vanilla and smoke. Slightly peppery and earthy with more air. The intensity is medium. Full-bodied, high in alcohol, and with pronounced but soft tannins. The acidity is there but could be higher for my taste to provide more structure and finesse. On the palate, cranberry, red cherry, strawberry. Less tangy on the palate than on the smell, tending more towards ripe fruits. A little short on the finish, suggesting this has limited ageing potential.

Drink through 2026.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Sunday, 7 April 2024.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
7Wines with a DM5 to DM8 rating are good wines. They are pure and balanced. They also tend to show some character in the form of the typicity of the grape variety or the region.
/ 20 ("good")
Stars:
2Wines with a rating of 2 stars are well-made and of average quality relative to their peer group. Perfectly enjoyable and certainly not disappointing.
/ 5

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Wine details

Vintage: 2017
Colour:red
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:yes
Grape variety:Grenache
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Producer:La Ferme du Mont
Country:France
Region:Rhône
Subregion:Southern Rhône
Appellation: Côtes du Rhône Villages AOC
Vineyard: n/a
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