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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Character and Precision from Southern France
March 29, 2017

 

 

Red

 

2015 Domaine Servans Cotes du Rhone - Organic; Aroma: juicy  forward, juicy rather forward, fresh, ; Mouth: clean fresh juicy, bright acidity, lively very pleasant, long in  the mouth, ; Very Good 13.99; Mixed Case, 12.59; Case, 11.89

2014 Domaine Coston Terrasses de Larzac - Organic; Aroma: light on the Attack, spicy black cherry, sweet garrigue notes, fresh clean rather firm; Mouth: juicy herbal lifted notes, rounded rather complete nice spicy raspberry, tangy edge long; Very Good Plus 16.99; Mixed Case, 15.29; Case, 14.44

2012 La Font De. l'Olivier Carignan Vieilles Vignes; Aroma: heady rather dense, full,  juicy dense, sandalwood, heady evocative, soft mellowed, evocative   fragrant, ; Mouth: smooth clean juicy, rounded, clean back, fine acidity, balanced, fine mouthfeel, light on the finish, very long; Very Good Plus 21.99; Mixed Case, 19.79; Case, 18.69

2014 Ch. Virgile Costieres de Nimes Cuvee l'Eneide; Aroma: very heady very rich dense, light oak, rather extracted, heady very clean, pretty, floral rosy, rather oaky; Mouth: smooth very rich oaky, rather dense fleshy extracted, rather firm, rather dense, thick long ; Very Good Plus 19.99; Mixed Case, 17.99; Case, 16.99

2014 Bastide Blanche (Bronzo) Bandol ; Color: very dark  black red; Aroma: heady rather funky, earthy, rather dense, spicy, ; Mouth: clean lightish, rather herbal, very dense fine acidity, rather firm, finely delineated, long; Very Good Plus 29.99; Mixed Case, 26.99; Case, 25.49

2013 Domaine de la Biscarelle Chateauneuf du Pape Les Anglaises; Aroma: heady very rich, pure, very clean, rasher firm, very dense, very ripe, very dense, ; Mouth: very dense rather rich, very full, smooth, a clean bright acid back, rich very dark, smooth concentrated fine elegant tannins, pure, very pretty, very fine, of a piece; Excellent 57; Mixed Case, 51.3; Case, 48.45

 

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