Grape Variety: Field blend – 95% Carignan; also Grenache, Syrah, Grenache Gris, Macabou and Terret.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Corbières; Languedoc-Roussillon, France.
Price: $40.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Grilled chicken, oven fried potatoes and coleslaw
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, but with a slight veil of very fine sediment, purple color with a light purple rim. Rich raspberry, cranberry and dried herb aromas. Smooth entry, dry, rich and spicy mouthfeel, medium body and a 80-grit texture. Very fruity with concentrated blackberry, raspberry and cranberry flavors. Harmonious edgy acidity, fine grained tannins that develop a nice grip in the long fruity, licorice and bitter finish that leaves a dusty mineral taste in the mouth. Very intense and robust Carignan, but at the same time the boldness is lost in the myriad of flavors. It’s clearly more a “knock your socks off” than a shrinking violet. In the end we simply called it an OUTSTANDING Corbières blend.
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Alcohol Content: 14%
Closure: Wax sealed 55mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: 7 61503 47115 4
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.