Wine Details

Les Hautes Cances
Cotes du Rhone Villages
France • Rhône • Cairanne
Jeff Tolmie - 06.01.2007
Dark red, with good transparency. complex but subdued. Spice and soggy wood. Fresh and sourish but with good ripe red-cherry to back it up. Long tannins. Quite complex. Perhaps a tad sour for me but nicely complex, with the fruit there if you want to look for it.
Rich black cherry and black olives. Round, sweet palate. Ripe and concentrated. Full-flavoured olive, black fruit. Liquorice. Drink 2007-10.
Alcohol: 15%
Domaine les Hautes Cances is a small family estate, with 16 hectares of vineyards situated on the slopes overlooking the village of Cairanne. Cairanne lies in the northern sector of the Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages, near Rasteau and Gigondas.

One of the main reasons for the great quality of wines at Domaine les Hautes Cances is the age of their vines. These low yielding vines have an average age of 48 years, with several plots reaching the grand old age of 100.All the wines from Hautes Cances can be drunk in their youth, although they do age beautifully.

Robert Parker is a fan of Hautes Cances. He has this to say. “Readers looking for powerful, concentrated, muscular reds that sell for a song should check out Domaine les Hautes Cances offerings. These unfiltered Cairannes possess abundant quantities of earthy, muscular fruit, rustic tannins, and nearly savage personalities. ...There is a lot to like about this estate.”

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