Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mas Carlot "Les Enfants Terribles" Costieres de Nimes 2005

Deep red.

Vinturi - attractive nose of wood spices, licorice, iron, earth and black fruit.

Round, initially, but still shows an acid (VA?)/Brett edge that gives this a dis-jointed feel and really clamps down in the finish. Flavors veer toward iron/blood. Needs considerable air, say decanting 24 hours in advance.. This bottling was impossible to enjoy when released due to a Brett bloom in the bottle (CO2 and stink). Still edgy, but far better now.

$12. Mourvedre and Syrah