91 point Wine Enthusiast
"Primary blueberry and black-plum flavors abound in this silky, comforting blend of Grenache (80%) and Syrah (20%). It’s a plush, full-bodied sip accented by a touch of dusty minerality and smoothed over by fine, feathery tannins. Immediately approachable, the wine should drink well through 2025."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Located in the foothills of the Montmirail Mountains, Domaine du Terme is managed by Anne-Marie Gaudin and her father Rolland, who purchased their first vines in Sablet some forty years ago. Anne-Marie began making the wines in 1987 after earning her oenology degree in Mâcon. She believes one must be “flexible, pragmatic, and intuitive” to make quality wine, and have a good connection to the earth. Gaudin does not use any pesticides or herbicides as a matter of course, but not necessarily because she wants to be identified with the organic movement. She simply believes that the best grapes come from the best management of the vineyard. For all her wines, Anne-Marie only adds SO2 at fermentation, then not again, not even during bottling. As a result her wines are rich, textured, and exceptionally pure. Tasting Notes: Black cherry, liquorice and a subtle hint of tar lead to fine, polished tannins. Ideal pairing with baked camembert, braised lamb, Persian pomegranate walnut stew.