Deeply concentrated colour, with tannic astringency on the nose partially obscuring dark plum and blackberry fruit. Shows similar profile in the mouth, as sooty tannins overshadow black fruit. Concentrated fruit and solid structure are in place, but needs a lot more time in the cellar (4 to 5 years).
Ruby-purplish. Sun-drenched black berries, spicy oak and earthy notes fill the glass. Full-bodied; the grainy tannins and firm acidity may surprise but the fruity taste is equally intense. Very expressive now; a couple of years in the cellar will round off its angles.
Maury is known for its sweet, fortified red wines made from Grenache, but we are increasingly seeing the dry version, also very interesting. This one includes 20% of Carignan; it offers a dark ruby colour, a rich nose of black fruits, anise and liquorice. Generously tannic but not aggressively so; the emphasis is on the ripe fruity taste. Finish is lifted by acidity and the alcohol is well under control.
This well-priced Left Bank Bordeaux features classic aromas of cassis, raspberry, herbs, tobacco, graphite, anise and vanilla. It possesses a medium body and very good length. Drink or hold for a couple of years. Serve with charcuterie or steak.
The wine is deep ruby-purple in colour, offering a savoury-herbal nose of blackberries and liquorice with oak notes; it’s medium- to full-bodied, dry, with a velvety mouthfeel and flavours of blackberry, black raspberry and vanilla oak carried on fresh acidity to a finish of ripe tannins.
Ruby purplish. Ripe red berries and soft oak notes combine in an inviting nose. Rich fruity taste, soft texture and full body. There is a good balance in spite of the acidity that makes the tannins a bit edgy in the finish. Drink or hold 2 to 3 years.
A great-value petit Rhône blend which serves up black pepper, lilac, cassis, plum, black olive. Medium body with very good length, soft tannins and ready to open with pasta or pizza.