Domaine la Barroche, Frankreich
(16.5% alcohol) Inky purple. Huge, expressive bouquet shows dark berry, floral and fruitcake qualities, along with a smoky mineral note. Lush and creamy, with deep boysenberry and blueberry flavors and velvety tannins. Turns spicier on the back half and finishes with outstanding clarity and juicy persistence. As massive as this is, there is no sense of overripeness or excess weight.
96/100 Vinous/Josh Raynolds
Frankreich / Rhone