Department 66 Others 2017
Save $10.10 (29%)
|Region||France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Cotes Catalanes|
Ruby red with a distinguished brick rim, the wine offers alluring notes of marion berries, blue fruits, compote, garriuge, and a touch of dried lavender. Rich, concentrated dark fruits are immediately noticeable upon entry which transition effortlessly to a piquant mid palate of plum tart, dried spices, and mountain herbs. Persistent acidity juxtaposes the generous core and finishes with a lengthy coda.
Not far behind its big brother, the 2015 Côtes Catalanes Others checks in as a blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah and the balance Carignan, Mourvèdre and Lladoner. Currants, black raspberries, spices and chocolate all emerge from this rich, supple, beautifully textured effort that has classic Maury flair. Brought up in 30% new barrels, drink it anytime over the coming 4-5 years.