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.
Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Pork tacos.
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.
Alcohol Content: 11% to 14%
Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm Reconstructed cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Williams Corner Wine; Charlottesville, Virginia.