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Homs L Amandier Rouge 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A very versatile summer-time wine that
should appeal to a wide range of red wine drinkers.

Producer/Winery: Jean-Marc and his wife Anne Crozals; Domaine des Homs; Minervois, France.

Grape Variety: Cinsault with Grenache and Syrah.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Coteaux De Peyriac; Languedoc, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Pork tacos.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with a brownish rim. Musty cherry and raspberry aromas with hints of lilac. Smooth, bone dry, tart and spicy mouthfeel, light to medium body and a 80-grit texture. Damp earth, cherry, raspberry, strawberry and very peppery flavors. Lots of flourishing acidity, slightly grippy tannins and a medium-length tannic and spicy finish. WOW, robust tastes, but really a very soft drinking wine. We found that it mellowed on each pour and by the last sip it was nothing short of fantastic. We said it was a very versatile summer-time wine that should appeal to a wide range of red wine drinkers. And, it gets an easy Quality Wine at a Bargain Price rating.

Jean-Marc Crozals in his Domaine des Homs cellar
Photo from Domaine des Homs.

Comments: Learn more about Domaine des Homs and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 11% to 14%

Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Williams Corner Wine; Charlottesville, Virginia.