For the very first time this year we were included in the Languedoc tasting of Jeb Dunnuck who is a writer for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
92/100 Fiaire Red 2010 “outstanding wine”
90/100 Fiaire White 2010 “beautiful effort”
He believes that these two Corbières will continue to evolve for a further four years.
We have to admit that we are deeply proud of these 2 awards. In this April Languedoc Tasting, Jeb Dunnuck ranked first our Corbières white Fiaire 2010 and he ranked third our Corbières red Fiaire 2010.
Made from a mix of Marsanne, Roussanne and Vermentino, the 2010 Corbières Fiaire Blanc is a beautiful effort. Medium gold in color, with an exotic bouquet of buttered peach, Meyer lemon and hints of honey, it’s medium to full-bodied, rich and textured. With time in the glass, more almond paste and toasty qualities develop, and this will shine with food. Given the mid-palate concentration, it should continue to age gracefully.
The red from this estate is also outstanding, and there’s roughly 5,000 bottles of the 2010 Corbières made. A blend of Syrah and Grenache, it offers awesome notes of plum, peach pit, spring flowers and violets, full-bodied richness and gorgeous purity of fruit. This is a classic Corbières that does everything right. Already hard to resist, it should have no issued continuing to drink nicely for another 4-5 years.