Nice elegant & feminine wine; a real crowd pleaser; medium to deep garnet color; elegant red/black fruits with spicy hints; medium weight wine with nice acidity to keep it from being boring; light tannins on this bottle. Brought to restaurant and had with salmon. Delish!
I've always liked this Domaine's wines as there is an elegance to them that is not always found in the Languedoc. This one doesn't disappoint although I have had better vintages. Colour is typically deep with a nose of dark red fruits and blackcurrant combined with that South of France aroma of spice. On the palate it is medium full with just enough acidity to lift it out of becoming rustic and heavy and there is reasonable length to the finish. This example though still retained a hint of bitterness as the tannins are not fully integrated and it would really benefit from another couple of years cellaring, by which time this bitterness will hopefully have disappeared. Good but not great. Estimated maturity: 2015+
Slightly rustic nose when first uncorked, the wine opened up in about 20 minutes. Complex, intense, nose, berries and briar with a hint of cedar. Lots of tannin but it is only slightly bitter and all structural. Balanced and full. A wonderful wine.
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