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Aubai Mema La Douzieme 2013


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A mouth-watering Syrah that had an abundance of seductive juicy fruit tastes.

Producer/Winery: Mark Haynes; Domaine Aubai Mema; Aubais, France.

Grape Variety: Syran blend – 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Vin de Pays, France.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $16.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Pork butt meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Just at the edge of clear, ruby color with a light red rim. Lots of barnyard, crushed Sassafras albidum leaves, plum and licorice aromas. Vigorous, a bit rustic and spicy mouthfeel, medium body and a 60-grit texture. Tart that turns to bitter after mid-palate, blackberry, plum and current flavors. Gobs of bright acidity, grippy tannins and a long peppery finish that ended with an intriguing smokiness. No shrinking violet here…this wine was brawny, flavorful and full of character. It was a real WOW and an unexpected surprise. We said it was a mouth-watering Syrah that had an abundance of seductive juicy fruit tastes.

    This is the second Aubai Mema wine we have had and they have both been GREAT value wines!!!

Cave Aubai Mema, former wine cooperative in the medieval village of Aubais
Photo from Domaine Aubai Mema.

Comments: Learn more about Aubai Mema and their wines.

See also: our reviews of other Aubai Mema wines.

Alcohol Content: 14%

Closure: 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 0 856487 000015

Imported by: Barrique Imports; Seattle, Washington.