Domaine de La Garance Les Armieres 2015
Old vine Carignan and Syrah, with yields of just 18 hectolitres per hectare.
A long maceration (3 months) is followed by 27 months ageing (90% in concrete vats and 10% in oak barrels).
Leather, spice, forest floor and brioche aromas greet the nose, whilst ripe bramble, black cherry, spice and a distinct garrigue herbiness coat the palate. As, at the moment, do the robust but perfectly ripe tannins – a good sign for a wine that will continue to age and evolve. And there’s more than enough fruit concentration (not to mention bucket-loads of juicy acidity) to outlast those tannins over the next 10 years or more. It is utterly delicious!
Made in Languedoc, France.
750ml Bottle Size