Guide Hachette des Vins 2009

Les Renardières rouge 2006

one of our favourites ***

Philippe Gilbert, well supported by the oenologist Jean-Philippe Louis, perpetuates a family tradition dating back 1768. Today run in compliance with organic farming and biodynamic requirements, the Domaine offers the best of its terroir as the winemaker gives a marvellous account of his know-how. With its deep purple robe, this 2006 cuvée bears the colour of a young wine. The bouquet is dominated by roasted and spicy overtones, with berryfruit scents (blackcurrant) perfectly melting with the woodiness. Rich and fleshy, the generous mouth reveals the firm presence of tannins balanced with a definite smoothness. Strength and concentration are the main assets to this beautiful Menetou-Salon which shall give the best of it within 3 to 5 years.
The Red 2006 and the White 2007 are both quoted.