Wow! This is a lot of wine for very little money. This medium-body wine has highly concentrated (almost chewy) flavors and rugged tannins that, with decanting, are tamed into a wine with layers and layers of nuanced flavors that change over time. On the nose, I detected dark fruit such as plum and black cherry with notes of licorice and cinnamon that later surfaced. The flavors that titillated the palate were amazingly concentrated, perhaps stemming from vines that, in 2010, were as old as 60 years; notes of tobacco, licorice, and leather seemed to emanate from a damp forest floor. Yes, this wine can perhaps benefit from a little more time in its cellar but I will certainly open another bottle in the near future to accompany grilled meat, charcuterie, or, as we had tonight, fresh pasta with a sauce dominated by Italian sausage with chopped artichoke, onions, and herbs.
|Producer||Domaine du Grand Bourjassot|
|Pairs with||Red meats, chevre|
|Available in USA?||Yes|
|Average Bottle Price||19.99|
|Date of Notes||05/12/2017|
|Notes by||Susan and Towny M|
|Alcohol by Volume (ABV)||14%|