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.
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