Domaine de Trévallon

Rouge Vin de Pays des Bouches-du-Rhône Cabernet-Syrah Blend

9.2442 ratings
9.2117 pro ratings
Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France
Cabernet-Syrah Blend
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

This is a wine you don’t see very often - an Old World Cabernet Syrah. Grown in Provence from 50/50 Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The owner was able to classify the wine as the more lowly Vin de Pays to get around the archaic French classification laws so he could do the 50/50 blend. A good robust crimson colour. I’m getting Cabernet Notes of black currant and herbs on the nose and fleshier Syrah notes on the palate. Sandy persistent tannins to finish. Probably will live another 10 years + so might have opened a little early? Being an Australian I am spoilt for choice for excellent Cabernet Shiraz blends most of which would blow this away for quality and value even though this Trevallon is one of the 1001 wines. I paid 110 Euros for this in a bottle shop in Provence and would prefer Penfolds Bin 389 or Yalumba Signature for around the $80 AUD Mark.

This is a wine you don’t see very often - an Old World Cabernet Syrah. Grown in Provence from 50/50 Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The owner was able to classify the wine as the more lowly Vin de Pays to get around the archaic French classification laws so he could do the 50/50 blend. A good robust crimson colour. I’m getting Cabernet Notes of black currant and herbs on the nose and fleshier Syrah notes on the palate. Sandy persistent tannins to finish. Probably will live another 10 years + so might have opened a little early? Being an Australian I am spoilt for choice for excellent Cabernet Shiraz blends most of which would blow this away for quality and value even though this Trevallon is one of the 1001 wines. I paid 110 Euros for this in a bottle shop in Provence and would prefer Penfolds Bin 389 or Yalumba Signature for around the $80 AUD Mark.

Oct 3rd, 2018
James Forsyth

An incredibly interesting Cab-Syrah, earthy, meaty, tobacco, plum and blackberries. Grippy tannins. Sustains long. I thought this was a terrific wine that will only get better with age. It's one that I feel could gain quite a cult following.

An incredibly interesting Cab-Syrah, earthy, meaty, tobacco, plum and blackberries. Grippy tannins. Sustains long. I thought this was a terrific wine that will only get better with age. It's one that I feel could gain quite a cult following.

Sep 20th, 2018
Emmanuel Cazes

RAS évidement, très bien

RAS évidement, très bien

Aug 9th, 2018
Chris England

A new one for me recommended in France. Paid €90 in 🇫🇷 only £76 in 🇬🇧 & Bottle 100 of 15,000 😁 It’s good but I think needs more time as could be interesting with this blend 😉

📍 IGP Les Alpilles: Domaine de Trévallon Rouge 2009

🏵 91 points

🍇 Organic - 50% Syrah & 50% Cabernet Sauvignon

🍷 Deep opaque ruby

👃 Smokey soft oak through black berry & currant, dark cherry & raspberry chocolate

👄 Med body of dark cherry & blackcurrant w/ raspberry cocoa & a green herby tone

🎯 Med+ dark cherry/berry/currant bathed in raspberry & cocoa w/ a touch dry acidic green linger

A new one for me recommended in France. Paid €90 in 🇫🇷 only £76 in 🇬🇧 & Bottle 100 of 15,000 😁 It’s good but I think needs more time as could be interesting with this blend 😉

📍 IGP Les Alpilles: Domaine de Trévallon Rouge 2009

🏵 91 points

🍇 Organic - 50% Syrah & 50% Cabernet Sauvignon

🍷 Deep opaque ruby

👃 Smokey soft oak through black berry & currant, dark cherry & raspberry chocolate

👄 Med body of dark cherry & blackcurrant w/ raspberry cocoa & a green herby tone

🎯 Med+ dark cherry/berry/currant bathed in raspberry & cocoa w/ a touch dry acidic green linger

1 person found it helpfulJul 24th, 2018
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.2

Shockingly delicious. Modern in a way and rustic in another. Beautiful wine

Shockingly delicious. Modern in a way and rustic in another. Beautiful wine

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Old aged nose, really nice. Floral, tar, leather and berries. Profound nose. Tight palate but promising. 9.2 on nose only

Old aged nose, really nice. Floral, tar, leather and berries. Profound nose. Tight palate but promising. 9.2 on nose only

1 person found it helpfulNov 19th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Under the radar from Provence, a unique cepage of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon (50% each). The geeks know this one, but this was my first. Aged 24 months in foudre and barrel aging, the purity of the fruit and the transparency of terroir are elevated. The acidity is fresh and helps keep the wine youthful with medium to firm high grain tannin. The Cabernet really comes through in the nose with cassis and currants, with Syrah bringing violets and some pepper spice, secondary notes of cedar and black tea. The palate gets a firm does of acidity and tannin. The palate still comes off a little tight and austere so a few more years to mellow the tannins might be the call here.

Under the radar from Provence, a unique cepage of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon (50% each). The geeks know this one, but this was my first. Aged 24 months in foudre and barrel aging, the purity of the fruit and the transparency of terroir are elevated. The acidity is fresh and helps keep the wine youthful with medium to firm high grain tannin. The Cabernet really comes through in the nose with cassis and currants, with Syrah bringing violets and some pepper spice, secondary notes of cedar and black tea. The palate gets a firm does of acidity and tannin. The palate still comes off a little tight and austere so a few more years to mellow the tannins might be the call here.

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2016
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

9.4

So much soul! 👍🏼👍🏼

So much soul! 👍🏼👍🏼

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2015
Candice Lang

One of the best wines I've ever had.

One of the best wines I've ever had.

1 person found it helpfulDec 6th, 2015
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.1

Rich and tannic.

Rich and tannic.

Jun 3rd, 2017