1999 Chateau Mattes Sabran Corbieres Le Clos Redon
Corbieres, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
WB Rating: 86

Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Price at time of purchase: $10.00 (North Berkeley Wine Imports, among others)
Type: Languedoc
Principal varietal(s): Blend, but mostly Syrah

Opaque, deep purple color, as if made from Alicante Bouschet, though it's actually mainly Syrah. A little chunky and not particularly layered or complex, but packed with black pepper, blackberries, dark cherries, and Provencal herbs. Still a bit tannic but already fun to drink because of its intriguing flavors and good extraction and intensity. Good buy. - HK 2001-03-05


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