Chateau Maris Minervois La Livinière Les Planels 2017
|Region||France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Minervois|
Mostly Grenache, the 2017 Les Planels is a sweetly fruited, plush, hedonist beauty that gives up loads of ripe red and black fruits, toasted spices, chocolate, and incense aromas and flavors. With sweet tannins, medium to full body, no hard edges, and outstanding length, it's ideal for drinking over the coming 6-8 years.
Full-bodied and densely concentrated, the 2017 Minervois La Liviniere Les Planels can come across as being too much of a good thing. Vanilla accents notions of fruitcake and plum pudding, as this Syrah-Grenache blend combines fruity and savory elements into a complex, dark-fruited wine that deserves a couple of years in the cellar to sort itself out.