During this period of "Stay Home", it helps to every once in a while open something really good.  Even during the middle of the week (to the extent I can keep track of what day it is).  The 2011 Saxum's are drinking beautifully.  That vintage seems to be maturing a bit faster than most.  This is a blend of 58% Syran, 27% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre.  inky purple in color with a thin magenta line at the rim.  The nose is great with black raspberries, black cherries, roasted meats, dried floral notes and slight chocolate.  On the palate, this has a lovely texture.  Rich but not overblown.  Smooth.  Lots of depth, it unwinds in the glass.  So delicious.  It drinks too easily.  The bottle lists 14.8% which is low for Saxum.  It should easily do another seven to ten years, but it won't get better.  Great on its own and will work great with grilled foods.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94
Vintage: 
2011
Current Price: 
$95.00USD

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