2012 Le XV du Président Vin du Pays des Côtes Catalanes
Côtes Catalanes, France
WB Rating: 86

Alcohol by volume: 15.0%
Price at time of purchase: $12.00 ()
Type: Rhone-style Red
Principal varietal(s): Grenache

Old vine Grenache from vineyards in the southern Languedoc-Roussillon area. Extremely ripe-tasting, almost but not quite objectionably so. Full-flavors show rich dark cherry, cassis, and red licorice, with a touch of prune. You'd almost expect a sweet wine from the nose, but in the mouth it's relatively dry, and carries a fairly long, slightly medicinal finish. Interesting wine that needs some powerful red meat or pasta to accompany it. [Price estimated.] - HK 2014-10-18


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