This is a blend of 77% Mourvedre, 19% Grenache and 4% Counoise. Ruby/purple in color with tinges of brown, flat and a bit dull. Rather odd looking for such a young wine. The nose is tight at first but opens to show dusty cherries, some strawberries. With air roasted herbs and slight roasted meats emerge. A wonderful velvety texture. On the palate, black cherry fruit with roasted herbs and underlying char. Light tannins. There is some warmth to it. Long finish. Tasted blind, I guessed Grenache and Counoise. It was surprising to find out it was mostly Mourvedre. That seems to be sleeping at this point (which is not uncommon for young Mourvedre). This will undoubtedly improve and change as it develops. It really needs five to seven more years and then should be good for ten to twelve more. A nice drink on its own, it will work well with stews or chili.
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