I wasn't surprised to find this wine an excellent, balanced, joy of a "quaff," but that didn't make the experience of enjoying it any less gratifying or refreshing. This is exactly what makes French wines of its ilk so irreplaceable (save for the same realm derived) and special, so adapted to my needs as a drinker of wine. What a great bouquet. The transition to the palate is a pleasure. The tannins are spot on integrated. The alcohol effect transcended by the "I don't know what" essence of fermented grapes, making this something infinitely different from a glass of grape juice mixed with 2 shots of vodka. It's been a while since I've smiled just from the pleasure of a quaff of great wine.
Deep purple-red. Full-bodied. Complex; dust, cloves, black pepper, raisins, plums, herbs all work together on nose and palate. Well-structured, balanced, smooth, and lush; still some tannic bite. Has a nice life left yet; 90+
Beautiful dark and pure colour. Very complex and charming nose - notes of currants and cherry topped with a slight touch of "garrigue". Very soft an the palate although there is plenty of tannins to keep this going for 5-8 years. Great wine and great value for money.
What a lovely & charming French country wine. Good dark fruit, mineral and some herbs on the end. Still tannic & wound -- but very good, now. I am so charmed by this wine. Too bad there is no more for sale :(
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