Sisters Catherine and Sofie Armenier have been running the Domaine de Marcoux since the late 90's, but the family traces its roots in the area back to the 14th century. The sisters are proponents of organic, biodynamic grape growing and non- interventionist practices in the cellar. Their winemaking is in the traditionalist style, aging in foudres and eschewing small barrels, to preserve the quality of the fruit.|
Robert Parker 94 Points
The outstanding 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape (a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 7% Syrah, and 3% Cinsault that achieved 16.5% natural alcohol) exhibits a dark ruby/purple color in addition to a sumptuous bouquet of black fruits, scorched earth, lavender, truffles, and licorice. The wine reveals the vintage’s gorgeous freshness and vibrancy as well as sensational concentration, and a tremendous finish. It can be drunk young or cellared for 15+ years.
Wine Spectator 93 Points
Ripe and winey, with a solid core of mulled currant, crushed raspberry and bramble notes laced with hints of ganache, incense and black tea. The finish is long, solid and authoritative. Should blossom in the cellar. Best from 2010 through 2020. 2,050 cases made.–JM
International Wine Cellar 93 Points
Sexy, expressive scents of black raspberry, star anise, lavender and smoky minerals. Lively red and dark berry flavors are given a refreshingly bitter edge by a note of cherry skin, turning deeper and spicier with air. The finish is broad, sappy and impressively powerful, leaving sweet red and dark berry compote notes behind. This is drinking surprisingly well for such a young wine but it also has the depth to repay patience.