TN: 2006 Domaine des Escaravailles Côtes du Rhône Villages Rasteau La Ponce

  • 2006 Domaine des Escaravailles Côtes du Rhône Villages Rasteau La Ponce - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Villages Rasteau (7/25/2009)
    Decanted 2 hours served at 15C. Dark garnet. Spicy bouquet of pepper and roses, some tar and green pepper and faint woody notes. Slow attack into a softly building mid-palate of dark red fruits with cherries predominating, some drying tannins and a noticeable component of alcohol. The finish is long and pleasant with lively acidity tingling throughout and supporting dark fruits. Tannins are present but rather fine and this is a medium to full bodied wine. Unfortunately there is a bit of heat and bitterness on the finish but overall this is an excellent value and one I’ll be interested to follow over the next 5 years or so. 50+5+12+16+7=90. (90 pts.)

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