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Domaine d'Archimbaud La Robe du Pourpre 2016 Saint-Saturnin

(Code: ARCH/ROBE/16)
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Domaine d'Archimbaud La Robe du Pourpre 2016 Saint-Saturnin
Vintage
2016
Region Saint-Saturnin, some way north-west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry red - medium bodied, aged in barrel for 11 months
Grapes 50% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Carignan
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Grilled or roasted red meats, game, charcuterie
Next day 
Even better
Drink Approachable now, but will age to 2025 and beyond
A very similar blend to the Tradition (though with a touch more Mourvedre and Carignan), but aged in barrel for a year. One thing I have learned about the wines of Domaine d'Archimbaud is that they are never over-extracted or over-ripe. Elegance is the order of the day, and this one is a prime example. Bucket-loads of ripe, elegant red and black fruit aromas combine with notes of tobacco, cedar and spice, with an attractive meaty/spicy/herby quality. On the palate, the oak is already beginning to integrate, especially with air, whilst the bright, fresh, gently jammy fruit combines with elegant tannins and super acidity. It is nicely grippy and sweet-sour on the long finish. Lovely now, but with great promise for the medium-to-long term.