A mouthful of a name for an interesting red wine.
The nose is a mix of blueberries, grilled meat and smoky or gamy nuances. The palate is fresh and medium-bodied with bright acidity. The fruit is a teaser, never quite coming through on palate.
On one level, this is bright and fresh for a five year old wine, but falls a bit short on palate. The great bouquet doesn’t quite follow through to the palate. I can’t wholeheartedly recommend it. Best bet: try it and decide for yourself.
Varietal composition: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan: 30% each; Mourvedre 10%.
Retail price: $10.99. Imported by Wines and Beyond, Rhinebeck NY