Lovely nose of grilled meat, barnyard and a bit of licorice/dark fruit. The palate doesn't impress quite as much, but is still good - dark fruit, minerality, a bit of earth with medium acidity, medium integrated tannins and a lingering sour cherry finish.
This is a very nice, well made btl of S French red. It was fruit forward (as expected) and did have some nice floral and spice notes that transported me to the Languedoc. Having said that, I was expecting a bit more on the nose and I was not blown away by this in general. I would say that it wasn't until my last glass (after about 2 hours in the decanter) that it started coming alive, so I may simply need to revisit and give it more time. The tannins are quite integrated and this is drinking just fine now. I suspect it will hold 5+ years but this is not a long term wine.
Light, gamey funk overlay on a robust mouthful; never quite blows off; a quaint Languedoc ready for real food; ideal for multiple sittings, not a swiller. Big enjoyable nose; an unexpectedly acidic finish is a drawback here. 50/5/14/15/6
Great CdP type charecteristics. Earthy terroir driven nose. On the palatte it is very old world in style, which I love. Nice attack of sour cherry and cranberry. A little gamey on the mid-palatte and a really smooth long finish. This begs for a pheasant or duck.
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