Purveyors of fine grape juice
2015 Domaine Léonine Chic Et Pas Cher languedoc roussillon, france
$31

50% Grenache Noir, 40% Syrah, 10% Carignan.
10 to 25-year old vines, on draining soils composed of sandy silt and pebbles. Carbonic maceration between 10-20 days, pressed, then aged in old barrels for 6 months. Bottled by gravity. Nice nose of damson plums, spice, liquorice and chocolate. Maybe something herbaceous too – kind of foresty. Violets in the background. Simple, but still packed with a lot of flavour. Black fruits, black rock, chocolate – nice texture, some hints of tamarind. Very easy to drink. Gentle tannins, medium acidity – nicely balanced if a touch wild – in a good way. Pretty smooth to drink though. Good tension as well. Liquorice notes become more apparent on finish. Serve slightly chilled.

Origin languedoc roussillon, france
Year 2015
Varietal red blend
Style complex & interesting