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.
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.
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!!!
Bar code: NA
Imported by: Weygadt-Metlzler; Unionville, Pensylvania.