Super clean, without any chicken shack or reduction. Violets, granite, nutmeg, cardamom and pure Gamay fruit. Transparent taste with a nice balance of juice, lively acidity, light yet somewhat grippy tannins, and a refreshingly mineral finish without any sensations of alcohol (12%). Not that long, but lots of pleasure nonetheless. More harmonious and less edgy than the '13 was at the same stage. Probably best in a few years - it has the acidity to keep.
A close relative to Zin, this zero-sulphur organic Plavac Mali has more similarities to a new-wave Carignan from Roussillon. Black and blue forest berries with brown spice on the nose. Youthful tannins, lively acidity, sweet fruit, salty minerality, no discernible oak. Fresh and light on its feet, even if the label says 14,5%. Finishes salty and clean, without afterburner. Outstanding stuff. Best with meat from the grill.