Deep black with a pleasantly rusty-colored edge, this wine is reticent in fruit, smelling of old meat, bouillon cubes and snippets of fresh herbs. Speaking of such ingredients, it would pair well with a traditional Provençal daube or meat stew. It’s definitely a wine for those who welcome touch of maturity, earthiness and grit in their wines. Those hankering for fruit-packed, easy-going sippers should pass here. It’s solidly structured, muscled and full-bodied, with pronounced acidic brightness and gangly tannins. Drink this up while the remaining sloe jam-fruit tones remain. Drink now–2019.
— Published (1/31/2018)