“A terrific wine from this under-the-radar appellation (yet top wines from this estate shouldn’t surprise anyone), the 2014 Ventoux Domaine Rouge checks in as a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre that was aged in a combination of tanks, foudres and barrels. Possessing gorgeous notes of liquid blackberry, cracked pepper, crushed rock and wild herbs, this beauty is medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless, with an upfront, ready to go style that’s ideal for drinking in its youth. It’s a no-brainer at the price.” eRobertParker.com
"Brilliant violet. Cherry pit and blackberry on the spice-accented nose and in the mouth. Shows appealing sweetness and vivacity, picking up a hint of succulent herbs as the wine opens up. Fine-grained tannins sneak up slowly and give shape to the finish, which lingers with good, spicy tenacity." Josh Raynolds
Black fruits, cherry and kirsch on the nose, with hints of lavender and wild sarriette herbs, clove, liquorice and natural vanillin spice, and deep underlying limestone minerality. Well-balanced acidity and underlying minerality give focused fruit on the front, there's ample concentration on the centre, fine-grained tannins, generous fruit and spice development, and fresh aromatic length.