2006 Jean-Michel Alquier Faugères Les Bastides

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Languedoc Roussillon
  • Languedoc
  • Faugères

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Community Tasting Note

  • ProfAvi wrote: 85 points

    October 16, 2018 - Opened and poured.
    Even at 12 years old the wine still has a deep garnet core fading to a dark pink rim. Viscous legs but a rather closed nose, with no sign of fruit; rather a woody nose with a touch of spice. Rich mouthfeel, a touch of sour cherry, woody, spicey with a slight bitter finish.

    At 14.5% you can smell/ feel/ taste the alcohol too, so probably best with an autumnal stew.

    After 2 hours the wine and its drinker had mellowed. Still muted on the nose but the woody nose is mellowing into leather and spice.

    On the palate the wine tastes sweeter alongside the mellow, woody, spicey notes. The sour cherry note has lost its cherryness but the zip of acidity on the finish remains. All-in-all better balanced wine now and drank well with pasta with sausage.

    Definitely decant for a couple of hours.


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