Original tasting note in 2011 was that this had a toasted bread nose, strong fruit but with long finish, unctuous, good acid. The acid has moderated -- now still ripe peach on the nose, great fruit, dark honey color, served with food that's sweet (jam, dessert) the acid comes back and the wine balances. This wine needs dessert -- peach cobbler, cake with sauce, even a cheese course of mild cheeses with jam, confit, and quince paste. Would be great with orange marmalade.
Wow wow wow. After having a couple of these that were too old -- and had turned flabby, this one is drinking perfectly! Floral fragrance on the nose with great fruit showing strongly, a tint of blush in the glass, then terrific fruit (ripe peach, ripe white grape, even a hint of tropical fruit) balanced with good acid. This wine is drinking perfectly right now -- I wouldn't hold it. Was sorry to see this bottle end.
These wines need age and often have long dormant periods. However, the 05 are shining right now. One of the top producers in the region, this wine has all of the traditional Mouvedre hallmarks, dark spice, garrique of wild thyme, sage, black olive, rosemary, and solid dark berry fruit with a hint of black pepper. Perfect with lamb and other Med flavors -- olives, capers, anchovy, tomat.