Cotes du Rhone Maclura 17
A pleasant whiff of barnyard lends savory tones of earth and animal to crisp blackberry and plum flavors. It's an opulent, slightly warming wine with a plummy, voluminous mouthfeel that's vibrantly balanced by fresh acidity. The finish is moderately long, lingering on hints of sun-dried thyme, lavender and grippy tannins.
"The 2017 Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Maclura is a dark-fruited wine loaded with scents of black olives, cracked pepper and espresso. Sturdy and savory in character, it's medium to full-bodied, admirably concentrated and intense, with a dose of dusty tannins on the finish." 91/100 Wine Advocate
Grape 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault
Food match grilled or roasted red meats, charcuterie