The Southern Rhône has been blessed with great wines in several recent vintages. Certainly, 2016 is among the best ever, drawing comparisons to 1990 and 1978, but 2015 and 2017 aren’t far behind. Introducing Mas Des Volques: the personal project of two of the finest Winemakers of the Rhone Valley.
A fine wine from the larger than life, renowned star consultant Philippe Cambie coupled with the young, yet undeniably talented Nicolas Souchon, who got his start working at Clos Saint Jean in Châteauneuf du Pape. This Southern Rhone Valley red offers screaming value.
2017 Mas des Volques • Duche d’Uzes Volcae
$27.95 per bottle / 6 packs
92 Points – Robert Parker
A blend of 40% Syrah, 35% Grenache and 25% Carignan, aged mostly in barrel, the 2017 Duche d’Uzes Volcae is rich and ripe, dominated by black cherries. Full-bodied and velvety, it finishes long and plush, picking up attractive hints of licorice. It’s a terrific value to drink over the next decade.
This is serious wine in the style of Chateauneuf and Gigondas at a fraction of the price.
Pic above: Philippe Cambie