Domaine les Grands Bois

Cuvée les Trois Soeurs Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend

8.886 ratings
9.07 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
Daniel P. Drake

Thursday night on the precipice of another closed in weekend. Tonight I have opened the 2017 Domaine Les Grands Bois Les 3 Soeurs Côte du Rhóne. A blend of 65% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 5% Carignan.

On the nose I am getting heavy savory notes, cured meat, black raspberry, black cherry, bacon fat, black pepper, burnt caramel, clove, cinnamon a d smokey oak.

On the palate there is black cherry, black raspberry, savory notes, smokey herbal notes, black pepper, licorice, baking spice and dark soil.

This wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium to medium + fine tannins that leads right into a long dark brooding finish. This wine is still very young and needs time to fill out to show it's true self. We are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel for this pandemic we have been going through. Please continue to stay safe and continued health. Nostrovia!🍷🍷🍷🍷

Thursday night on the precipice of another closed in weekend. Tonight I have opened the 2017 Domaine Les Grands Bois Les 3 Soeurs Côte du Rhóne. A blend of 65% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 5% Carignan.

On the nose I am getting heavy savory notes, cured meat, black raspberry, black cherry, bacon fat, black pepper, burnt caramel, clove, cinnamon a d smokey oak.

On the palate there is black cherry, black raspberry, savory notes, smokey herbal notes, black pepper, licorice, baking spice and dark soil.

This wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium to medium + fine tannins that leads right into a long dark brooding finish. This wine is still very young and needs time to fill out to show it's true self. We are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel for this pandemic we have been going through. Please continue to stay safe and continued health. Nostrovia!🍷🍷🍷🍷

Apr 24th, 2020
Andy Halvorsen

Bold. Layered. Earthy. Love.

Bold. Layered. Earthy. Love.

Aug 12th, 2017
Isaac Pirolo

If entry-level CdRs are any indication as to what we can expect from the top cuvées in 2015, the vintage might just live up to the hype. Opens with a distinct perfume that blends incense and black fruit, orange peel and fig, and chalk and spice. Despite how tight this is, the wine continues to unveil its additional layers on the palate, including espresso, pungent herbs, and a healthy dose of minerality.

If entry-level CdRs are any indication as to what we can expect from the top cuvées in 2015, the vintage might just live up to the hype. Opens with a distinct perfume that blends incense and black fruit, orange peel and fig, and chalk and spice. Despite how tight this is, the wine continues to unveil its additional layers on the palate, including espresso, pungent herbs, and a healthy dose of minerality.

Apr 15th, 2017
Chris MacLean

Had this after a terrible CA cab so please forgive me for loving this upper middle class wine.

Had this after a terrible CA cab so please forgive me for loving this upper middle class wine.

Jul 4th, 2015
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

8.9

Great dry rosé

Great dry rosé

May 17th, 2015
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

8.9

Great little wine. Seems to be more Grenache than Syrah, but I'm most likely wrong. Oh well, drink on!!

Great little wine. Seems to be more Grenache than Syrah, but I'm most likely wrong. Oh well, drink on!!

Apr 4th, 2015
Anthony Ianni

Joyous Côtes du Rhône.

Joyous Côtes du Rhône.

Feb 22nd, 2014
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.5

Grippy, plum-cherry, sage, and tea. Wildly too young. Clean and nice otherwise.

Grippy, plum-cherry, sage, and tea. Wildly too young. Clean and nice otherwise.

Jan 7th, 2013
Devin Brown

Savoury and earthy, with great depth of flavour. Can drink on own or with Lamb or duck or sausages and beef dishes!

Savoury and earthy, with great depth of flavour. Can drink on own or with Lamb or duck or sausages and beef dishes!

Oct 8th, 2021
Ben Edwards

It's a little flat, but deep and well-rounded. Fruit is a touch ambiguous; could use a touch more acid (surprising for a Rhone). Still, plenty of sun and soil. Presents as a lighter red, but with more depth.
Edit: Blasphemy. Slightly oxidized day 2 unsurprisingly trades smoothness for a bit of needed bite

It's a little flat, but deep and well-rounded. Fruit is a touch ambiguous; could use a touch more acid (surprising for a Rhone). Still, plenty of sun and soil. Presents as a lighter red, but with more depth.
Edit: Blasphemy. Slightly oxidized day 2 unsurprisingly trades smoothness for a bit of needed bite

Aug 6th, 2018