This 2012 Minervois is a knockout blend of Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault that has the Syrah and Carignan aged in barrel and the balance in tank. Coming from sandstone and limestone soils, it offers vibrant blue fruits, crushed flowers, big minerality and pepper to go with an energetic, medium-bodied, elegant profile on the palate. I love the overall purity here and while tight and slightly reserved at present, it should evolve gracefully and drink well for over a decade.
ROBERT PARKER 92 points
" Dark purple. Pungent, smoke-accented dark berry liqueur, olive paste and floral pastille scents, along...