Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish /cloudy rim.
Fruity on the palate with blueberries, cherries, plums, currants, light wood, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, dark coffee and pencil lead. Really complex nose.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, wood, licorice, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, spices, light vanilla, espresso, dark chocolates and peppercorn.
Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and red chili pepper.
This 9 year old Red Blend from France is peaking now. Showing a great nose and a spicy palate.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Better after an hour of airtime, and becomes earthier as it opens up.
Easy drinking with nice complexity. Spicy and fruit forward. Good by itself or with food.
Not from a great vintage, but very drinkable now, even by itself. An interesting and engaging wine.
A blend of Cabernet Franc, Carignan and Syrah.
14% alcohol by volume.
$20. — 11 days ago
Lots of aromatic complexity and finesse, the heat is deftly managed here and the alcohol kept in check. Freshness abounds, as do violets, lavender, sweet black berries, plums and garrigue. Mostly Grenache but the carignane and particularly the Syrah make themselves known. Velvety smooth texture — a month ago
Interesting flavor. Very complex and multi faceted. Deep garnet color. — 7 days ago
Candied plums, black raspberry, spicy black pepper, and hints of rhubarb on the nose. Lush and smooth, with accents of tobacco and sage over plum and boysenberry fruit. Finishes in balance with length. Alcohol is kept in check. Great a QPR. — 5 days ago
Medium–light bodied. Really faint tannins and mellow acids. Violets, herbs, earthy. At first taste was afraid it was too fruit forward but it quickly developed into a drier, more savory profile. Was delicious with the French dinner at Le Crocodile. — 9 days ago