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"""In 2009, the Cuvee Romaine, which has been a perennial winner in the values sweepstakes, was made from tiny yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare, and was aged in concrete before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Just as strong as the 2007, the 2009 boasts a dense purple color along with a big, sweet bouquet of kirsch liqueur, licorice, and lavender. Full-bodied with stunning depth and richness as well as a long finish, this remarkable wine demonstrates what great winemaking and Southern Rhone varietals can achieve in a top vintage. Moreover, the price is ridiculously low for such high quality. A blend of 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah, it should age nicely for 4-6 years."" 92 points, Wine Advocate. And on the insistence of some loyal Cuvee Romaine drinkers on our staff, we need to add a final note about the ageability of this wine. Parker wrote that it will do nicely in the cellar for 4-6 years. Rich from the Highland Park store and Mike from the Barrington store are both long-term fans of this wine and both recently enjoyed bottles of the 2005 Cuvee Romaine which they had stashed in their cellars years ago. Mike wrote... ""This wine will really go the distance and show you a lot that it doesn't in its youth. The wine had impeccable balance, a soft and silky mouthfeel, layers upon layers of dried red fruits, spices (garrigue of course) and a super long finish. I just thought it might be a cool angle to talk about putting some cases in the cellar because this is one of the best value wines out there!"" "
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