Le Ferme Du Mont Le Ponnant Cotes Du Rhone-Villages 2007
France – Rhone
Another wonderful Wine of the Month selection, this Grenache/Syrah blend opens with an alluring nose of exotic spice and black licorice. Showing great purity of fruit and balance, there’s a nicely textured stream of flavour—strawberry, black currant and pie cherry—persisting through the lingering finish. The delectable aftertaste is tinged with supple tannin adding interest and structure. Pair with grilled steak, ribs or lamb.
Score: 90 out of 100, Robert Parker Jr., www.erobertparker.com, Oct 2009