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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