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Domaine De Montfin Corbieres 2011


Recommendation: The earthiness was OUTSTANDING and it’s easily a Quality wine at a Bargain price.

Winery/Producer: Chateau Montfin; Peyriac de Mer, France.

Grape Variety: Blend: 70% Carignan and 30% Grenache.

Geographic Region, Appellation:Corbieres, Languedoc, France.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $12.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount).

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Swordfish, rice and mixed vegetables.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, very dark garnet color with a similar color rim. Strong mushroom, damp earth, wet wood and dark fruit aromas. Blackberry and plum taste with hints of spice and a long, dry finish. Strong bouquet, great balance and a long lingering dry finish. A tad rough around the edges at first, but it greatly improve as time went by, so I should have opened it earlier. The earthiness was OUTSTANDING and it’s easily a Quality wine at a Bargain price.

    She said: Deep red color, opaque, with lots of thin speedy legs. The first sniff had lots of alcohol but it dispersed quickly and a vegetative scent emerged. The wine was pleasing on the palette with a medium body, mild fruit flavor, good tannins, and delicate acidity. The long finish was notable for its tannins. I greatly enjoyed this wine and would recommend it as a bargain wine. The last sip revealed quite a bit of sediment which made me feel that I was more on touch with the wine

    Comments: Just a side comment…we have had “sweet reds” the last couple of nights and this is such a dramatic difference it’s hard to believe. We simply don’t like sweet wines!!!

Alcohol: 14%

Bar code: NA

Imported by: Weygadt-Metlzler; Unionville, Pensylvania.