(grenache with carignan and syrah; the name of the wine is more or less a palindrome): Bright dark red. Captivating candied lift to the aromas of blackberry, violet, crushed stone and cardamom. Broad but weightless on the palate, with enticing floral high notes to its dark raspberry, plum, black tea and mineral flavors. Bright acidity and a fine dusting of tannins shape and extend the tactile, dusty finish. Exceptionally perfumed for its appellation. (ST)
I guess I must have been having a bad day last summer when I drank a bottle of this wine. Now, as I drink this one, I think the Tanzer review is right on. I still like the 2008 version better, but this one clearly shows the freshness of the 2010 vintage. Very nice, and an excellent value.
This is a wonderful wine...needs more time in the glass than we initially gave itut we love it.
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lots of fruit, good value, you can really taste the granache
This is not quite what I expected. It seems dominated right now by its floral and cardamom characteristics. Not too much fruit in evidence. Refined tannins and decent acidity. I am not nearly as enamored with this wine as I was with the 2008 at this stage, but we will see what develops. Time will tell.
Until the 1980s the wines of Languedoc-Roussillon were mostly rustic, roasted, and dirt-cheap--of little interest to export markets. But wine production in this sun-drenched, crescent-shaped region hugging the Mediterranean from the Rhone delta to the Spanish border has undergone a sea change in recent years. Today the Languedoc-Roussillon offers...
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