Clos du Mont-Olivet

Seraphin Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend

8.97 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Nicholas Livingston

Clos du Mont-Oliver 2014 Côtes-du-Rhône | 13.5% | Mellow red fruits ranging from tender raspberries to sliced strawberries combine with a fragrant expression of the garrigue we yearn to find on quality Côtes-du-Rhône but in this case less the sapid rosemary and resinous herbs and more the scrub roses and lavender bound for Gras. 60% Syrah for its subtle but certain depth and structure, this blend also includes 40% Grenache for all its fragrance and fruit. The Famille Sabon who are the Stewards of Clos du Mont-Olivet tell us the “vineyard is located north of Bollene at the boundary between the Vaucluse and Drôme Provençale. The Syrah forming the basis for this wine are grown on the locality "Montueil" –slightly elevated and surrounded by trees, ideal conditions for they are not overripe. The tank is filled by gravity with 60% of the grapes whole cluster on the stems. The work of the wine is made without seeking maximum extraction to further emphasize the elegance and freshness. Breeding begins in enamel tanks to preserve freshness and after malolactic fermentation, the wine is placed in barrels.”
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston with notes from the Famille Joseph Sabon, March 29, 2016 (all this praise on a Leaf Day no less)

Clos du Mont-Oliver 2014 Côtes-du-Rhône | 13.5% | Mellow red fruits ranging from tender raspberries to sliced strawberries combine with a fragrant expression of the garrigue we yearn to find on quality Côtes-du-Rhône but in this case less the sapid rosemary and resinous herbs and more the scrub roses and lavender bound for Gras. 60% Syrah for its subtle but certain depth and structure, this blend also includes 40% Grenache for all its fragrance and fruit. The Famille Sabon who are the Stewards of Clos du Mont-Olivet tell us the “vineyard is located north of Bollene at the boundary between the Vaucluse and Drôme Provençale. The Syrah forming the basis for this wine are grown on the locality "Montueil" –slightly elevated and surrounded by trees, ideal conditions for they are not overripe. The tank is filled by gravity with 60% of the grapes whole cluster on the stems. The work of the wine is made without seeking maximum extraction to further emphasize the elegance and freshness. Breeding begins in enamel tanks to preserve freshness and after malolactic fermentation, the wine is placed in barrels.”
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston with notes from the Famille Joseph Sabon, March 29, 2016 (all this praise on a Leaf Day no less)

Mar 29th, 2016
Douglas Braun

Tiny bit of Brett - really nice Syrah leads the way here - little more simplistic - really big tannins ( little too big )

Tiny bit of Brett - really nice Syrah leads the way here - little more simplistic - really big tannins ( little too big )

Mar 14th, 2018
kasimir bujak

smells of kalamata, charcuterie, leather, dry dusty earth, blackberries, some garrigue.
this is light and smooth, very very savory- olives, meat, earth, but above all dried herbs/garrigue. good value.

smells of kalamata, charcuterie, leather, dry dusty earth, blackberries, some garrigue.
this is light and smooth, very very savory- olives, meat, earth, but above all dried herbs/garrigue. good value.

Nov 2nd, 2016
Neil Ursic

Neil had this 3 years ago

Neil had this 3 years ago

Sep 29th, 2017
Ross Boyce

Ross had this 3 years ago

Ross had this 3 years ago

Jun 25th, 2017
Ricky Slade

Ricky had this 4 years ago

Ricky had this 4 years ago

Dec 29th, 2016
Kyle Medlin

Kyle had this 4 years ago

Kyle had this 4 years ago

Oct 7th, 2016