Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Domaine La Florane "Terre Pourpre" Cotes du Rhone Villages Visan 2007

Saturated purple.

Vinturi - nose is discreet but loaded with fresh, spicy, black fruit, earth and licorice.

Intense, packed. Even has the tomato/spicy ketchup action that old school CdP often shows, but has pure, fresh black fruit as well. Great acid/tannin synergy keeps this lively - front teeth coated in "mineral" chew. Great mid-palate material to buffer structure. This is stupid. Will benefit from many years in the bottle. FK and a ridiculous value.

$20. 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre.