Spring cleaning. And this wasn’t cheap: a snip over $50 if I recall correctly (ooh, I am having a Chairman Kaga moment) … it was a phase I was going through, buying bits and bobs from different French wine regions. Only the single bottle. And for what it’s worth, this has some big scores on cellartracker.
A rustic nose, red leather and a touch of varnish, and an elusive floral character that I cannot identify. There are also iron filings, river stones and cherry fruits. Old school rustic. A softish palate, coarse red fruits and weird florals braced by firm tannins. There is nothing delicate and alluring about this wine; it is more of a slap on the back and how ya goin’ mate. 87 points. 14.5% abv. Drink 2011-2016+.