Saturday, March 5, 2016

Domaine Galevan Le Puy Saint Martin Vin de Pays Vaucluse, 2012 Revisited

I don't know if it is my perception or if the wine has simply changed that much after being re-corked for a day. But the wine I smell and taste tonight is very different than it was last night.

Last night, it was flowers, herbs, currants, plums and traits I associate with a Cabernet-dominant Bordeaux. Tonight, the dominant smells and flavors are very Vaucluse-like: pepper, spice and red berries. Last night, I liked it; tonight, I love it. But then I am a fan of Grenache and Syrah as grown in Vaucluse. And the fruit here is very fine, with lots of intensity and finesse. I suspect this new face represents what the wine will become with a year or so of aging.

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