Aerated then let sit in a pitcher for 1 hour before returning to the bottle for table service. Beautiful dark ruby color, medium legs. Sweet fruity nose, absent on first taste, then fruit returning on the mid-tongue and in the finish. Short finish, but nice. Gentle aged structure; a pleasure to drink.
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(Domaine de Bila-Haut Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Rouge (Côtes du Roussillon-Villages)) From several plots, of gneiss and granite terroirs. A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan. This has a rather furry-fruit character here, with a touch of toffee sur-maturité too. It is sweetly textured at the start although more firm, structured and savoury through the middle. A supple substance to it, good flesh and grip, and plenty of vigour here, although the fruit seems a little less fresh than I would like. The finish is grippy and bright. You can sense the warmth here though, and I see that the alcohol is 14.5%.
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