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Tour Vieille Banyuls Reserva NV


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Amazing fruity dessert wine.

Producer/Winery: Vincent Cantié and Christine Campadieu; Domaine la Tour Vieille; Collioure, France.

Grape Variety: Grenache blend – 80% Black Grenache, 15% Grey Grenache and 5% Carignan.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Banyuls; Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Vintage: Non Vintage.

Price: $31.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Aebleskiver flavored with cardamon and enhanced with honey.

Tasting:

    Opened two hours before drinking with a very slight chill on the bottle. Cloudy, brownish ruby color with a slight purple tint and lighter rim. Rich caramel, plum, raisins and sweet spicy aromas. Rich, zesty, sweet & creamy mouthfeel, medium-full body and a 200-grit texture. Powerful plum, apricot, orange and prune fruit flavors along with plenty of caramel and vanilla. Edgy acidity and smooth fine-grain tannins that come alive in the long spicy plum tasting finish. Resembling Tawny Port, but with layers of fruit tastes and a very engaging finish. Fantastic paired with the Aebleskiver or sipping without food after dinner. Amazing fruity dessert wine.

la Tour Vieille vineyard overlooking the Mediterranean
Photo from Domaine la Tour Vieille.

Comments: Learn more about Domaine la Tour Vieille and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 16%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 46272 5

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.