I admit I am a Red Rhone fan. North or South. Whether it be Syrah alone or the famous blends of the South, I just feel happy with the range. Although full-bodied, this wine is beautifully nuanced.
MONTIRIUS GARRIGUES - VACQUEYRAS , FRANCE - 2009 - $ 23.95
Sagey-wild-herb on the nose with red plums and a smoked meat, smokiness. The palate is dry, black-cherry- raspberry and a slight savouriness. Velvety and full in the mouth with well-integrated acid and tannins.
30% Syrah, 70% Grenanche
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