Cuvée Les Trois Soeurs, Domaine Les Grands Bois, Côtes-du-Rhône 2018


'Les Trois Soeurs', Côtes-du-Rhône from Domaine Les Grand Bois has been part of our portfolio for the last 8 years and we have never had such a success with an affordable Côtes-du-Rhône red. Mireille and Marc Besnardeau along with their 3 daughters (hence 'les trois soeurs') are masters at crafting wines from syrah, grenache, carignan and the other Rhône varietals. This is their most affordable red and their 'introductory' cuvée. It is nothing short of spectacular with the heralded Robert Parker praising it with exceptional press over the years and scoring it 90 points.

 This is the new 2018 vintage; rich, intense and delightful when we tasted it. Very highly recommended by us all at this price - superb value.


Our Tasting Notes

Brilliant bright red/purple in colour. The nose is full of intense blackcurrants and black cherries. The palate is full and rich, with lots of dark berry flavours and finishing with a touch of liquorice, pepper and spice with great length and delicious freshness on the finish.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
Appellation: Côtes-du-Rhône
Alcohol: 14.5%


The Domaine Les Grands Bois is located in the heart of the Southern Rhône. The vineyard has been producing high quality wines since 1920 and Marc and Mireille Besnardeau continue this tradition. These vines grow fantastically well in chalky clay soil.


"The entry level red is the 2014 Côtes du Rhône Les Trois Soeurs. Made from 65% Grenache, 30% Syrah and the rest Carignan, completely destemmed and aged all in tank, it gives up a medium to full-bodied, nicely textured profile as well as classic dark, peppery fruits, roasted herbs and smoked meat. This beauty sells for a song and will put a smile on your face anytime over the coming year or three." - 2016-2019 Jeb Dunnuck, on Vintage 2014

"A terrific Cairanne and Côtes-du-Rhône based estate, Domaine Les Grands Bois appears capable of fashioning outstanding wines regardless of the vintage. Their 2013s showed beautifully last year, and their 2014s are every bit as good this year. In addition to consistent quality, the prices remain more than reasonable." - eRobertParker on Vintage 2013 and 2014