2007 Domaine Charvin Côtes du Rhône (Le Poutet)- France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (3/25/2010)
This was my 3rd taste of a 2007 and the first one that really lit my fire. Massively concentrated, liquid garrigue, peppery and intense, screaming Provencale herbs and spice. Very pretty wine. (92 pts.)
The 2007 CDR’s are excellent across the board. Last night we had an Olivier Hillaire that was in a sweet spot. Thanks for the heads up on the Charvin. Will keep an eye out since I can purchase some daily drinkers and QPR’s.
This was my third 2007, the other 2 being the Mordoree RDB Lirac and the Pegau. Frankly based on the first two I was getting worried that the vintage was too over the top for me. This Charvin was a confidence restorer. Looking back at my old notes I don’t know why I haven’t traditionally tracked down more of this CDR each year, as I always like it.
So one would then assume that Charvin is more ‘old world’ in style, not following the Parker-esque styling that made this the vintage of the universe?
If so, that’s fantastic to hear, as Charvin is a very popular and potentially influential wine, and it could pull the market back to what was traditional for hundreds of years, away from the fruit-shakes.