91 points Wine & Spirits
"After a long pre-fermentation cold soak and eight months aging post-fermentation on the lees, this wine is tight and tannic. All concentrated fruit and chocolate at first, it yields deep red fruits, green-peppercorn spice and floral scents of beeswax and fresh herbs. Decant the bottle if you open it now, or cellar it for a few years to allow the tannins to evolve."
Vinous Reverie Notes
100% Mondeuse noire. Typically Savoyard, this varietal is perfectly suited to the clay-limestone soil of the Jongieux vineyards, and gives full-bodied, concentrated wines which keep extremely well. Its origins are linked to the Syrah grape in the Rhone valley. Tasting Notes: The Mondeuse produces a crimson red wine. It offers delicate aromas of red fruits (strawberry, blackcurrant, raspberry) mixed with spicy notes. Supple and generous in the mouth with a hint of violets. This wine will seduce when paired with red meat (game) and also Savoy cheeses such as Tomme or Savoy Gruyere.