Sunday, January 4, 2015

Review: ***+ $$ Clos des Soutyeres Les Verrieres, Coteaux du Languedoc, France, 2005 = GOOD VALUE

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Original tasting and review : This is Clos des Soutyeres Les Verrieres, Coteaux du Languedoc, France, 2005, finished at 14% alcohol and first sampled a full 10 years from vintage date, in January, 2015.

In the glass: Deep mahogany, opaque from a half inch of the edge.

On the nose: Poured at cool room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows taut, bright purple.  From the aroma, seems like this will be vibrant and fresh.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact full of fruit and mouth-clenching tannins.  The fruit is fresh but ripe blackberry, perky and still full of flavor.  The mouth-feel is the most notable element, bringing a vice-grip of tannins all around your cheeks, clamping down and holding the sip aloft for a full minute.  It resolves into gentle fruit and plenty of wood branches.  Feels like it could sit for another decade easily - the first decade hardly made a dent in its youthfulness!

In summary: Overall, rates three stars with a hearty plus for longevity on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  Good value.

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