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Department D 66 (Orin Swift) "Pharoan" Grenache-Syrah 2014 (Cotes Catalanes, France) - [RP 95]
Department D 66 (Orin Swift) "Pharoan" Grenache-Syrah 2014 (Cotes Catalanes, France) - [RP 95]


 
Retail Price: $190.00
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Winery: Orin Swift Celars
Varietal: Grenache and Syrah
Region: Cotes Catalanes, Roussillon, France
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: D66PHAROAN14-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Smokey, sweet oak escapes the glass followed by powerful aromas of black plum, blackberry pie, vanilla bean, violets and freshly cut flowers — all enveloped by a hint of dust and pencil lead. The entry is massive and lush with ripe red fruits, black raspberry, currant and pronounced minerality. Overall, the finish is concentrated yet balanced with beams of acidity and seamlessly integrated tannins that linger on the palate.

About the Wine:
Following five successful vintages in Maury and some acclaim, Dave determined he could offer more. Something truly exceptional that would represent the absolute best of what Department 66 is all about. Only four barrels were deemed worthy enough following a scrutinizing selection process. The result is called Pharaon and we are pleased to offer the first national release of this powerful and intense wine.

BLEND A blend of Grenache & Syrah

Alc/Vol 15.5 %

MATURATION The wine was aged 18 months in 100% new French oak from seven different barrel makers.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The top wine is the 2014 IGP Cotes Catalanes Pharaon, and it’s a barrel selection that ended up being an even split of Grenache and Syrah that was aged in 75% new French oak. While the cooler, late vintage didn’t favor Grenache, Richard commented that Syrah excelled, hence the larger portion of Syrah in the blend than normal. About as sexy and textured as they come in the vintage, this beautiful 2014 offers lots of crème de cassis, black raspberry, chocolate and peppery nuances to go with a full-bodied, luxuriously textured, hedonistic slant on the palate. Despite the ripeness level, it stays fresh and lively, with notable underlying structure. Hats off to the team here. This beauty will cruise for another decade." - Jeb Dunnuck (27th Apr 2016)


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