Yes, to early-evening sunshine after being cooped up inside all day!! And, yes, to savoring a glass of delicious wine while we’re at it!!!
This wine is 60% Syrah, 40% Mourvèdre, hailing from the Pic Saint Loup appellation in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. It was produced by Château La Roque, which is certified biodynamic and practices low-intervention winemaking.
It offers a medium purple hue with medium (+) intensity of youthful aromas reminiscent of black cherry compote, blackberry sauce, ripe plum, also licorice, anise, peppercorn, nutmeg, tobacco, leather, peat, and cured meat (not tied to bottle aging).
This wine is dry with medium acidity, high alcohol (14.2%), a medium (+) body, medium (+) and grippy tannins, and medium (+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose, but the pepper is more present on the palate than on the nose. The finish is medium (+).
This wine has balance, a strong structure, and great concentration of aromas and flavors. It’s beautiful.
We have tasted and loved many wines coming from this appellation (and the Languedoc-Roussillon region) lately. It's a region undoubtedly worth exploring.
Château La Roque Pic Saint Loup Rouge “Cupa Numismae” (2019) — 8 days ago
Aroma of green apples snd hint of citrus. Creamy light green apples and citrus burst up front. Minerals on the back. Very light and dry. — 25 days ago
no tasting notes but really enjoyed this bottle — 5 days ago
Very nice in the sun with fish and chips in Devon. — 12 days ago
Superb. Just entering its drinking window. Should only get better from here for the next few years. — 3 days ago
This is solid. Dry. Cantaloupe. Strawberries. — 13 days ago
8/2022. Nice medium bodied red. Flavorful and nice on the palate. My first from this Appellation. — 13 days ago