Not as extroverted as the 2011 or 2009 renditions, this blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignane is
very nicely proportioned and in nice balance.
Nearly saturated dark violet-ruby. Subdued nose grudgingly yields scents of smoky, stony minerals and a shrinking note of ripe blackberry. The mouth is a different story. It aggressively leaps at and clings to the sides of your mouth with flavors of iodiney, dry blackberry extract and liquified dark stones. Bone dry, with a significant amount of fine-grained tannin dustily coating the mouth. This wine has decent acids and a reasonably long finish. This wine wine likely be a little more aromatically expressive, and maybe a tad softer, in a year. B. Was $12.99 at Whole Foods in Arlington. Imported by HB Wine Merchants, NYC.