Friday, November 11, 2016

Rouge Garance Cotes du Rhone Villages, 2011

This CDR Villages is 70% Syrah, 20% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre from vines 50 to 70 years old. It is also aged in barriques but still looks, smells and tastes very much like a traditional Cotes du Rhone.

Deep ruby. Backward scents of black fruits and spice. Same on the palate with a touch of black pepper showing after the wine has been opened for half an hour or so. Medium weight, good grip and finish.

I bought two of these from Garagiste a few years ago and probably opened them a few years too soon. Although the wine shows well now, I suspect it will gain more depth after a few years of aging.

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