Deep ruby colored, this 60/40 blend of Mourvèdre and Grenache has slow, gobby legs showing off its 14% ABV. The nose is meaty and gamey right off the bat. Black fruit galore with blackcurrants, blackberry, mulberry, wild herbs, licorice and menthol. The palate is dry with medium acidity and medium tannins. A full bodied wine with dark fruits, herbs (aka garrigue) and some smoky game meat all meld together nicely to form a very pleasing flavor profile with nice balance and decent structure. It’s not overly complex but has a primal sense to it. 89 points from me for this $25 bottle makes it a 3 star effort to drink till 2028. I’m doing a Sunday roast to pair with- should work out just right! Salut….
Olivier Ravoire Bandol Le Pont 2019, Provence, France
12 Sunday Mar 2023