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Domaine d'Archimbaud Tradition 2017 Saint-Saturnin

(Code: ARCH/TRAD/17)
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Domaine d'Archimbaud Tradition 2017 Saint-Saturnin
Vintage
2017
Region Saint-Saturnin, some way north-west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry red - medium to full bodied, aged in cuve
Grapes 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Carignan
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Grilled or roasted red meats, game
Next day 
Still fine
Drink Now, or up to and beyond 2023
What can I say about this grower (and this particular cuvée) that I haven't said many times before? It is gently smoky, tarry, meaty, herby, tobacco-ey, floral and wonderfully fruity all at the same time - it really does offer so much interest and flavour for the money! In fact, if one single wine epitomises for me all that is great about the red wines of Languedoc, then this might be it. Those glorious aromas all come through on the palate, which is full-bodied but wonderfully fresh and tangy/herby, with a complex array of both fresh and crystallised bramble, plum and blueberry flavours vying for attention. The super-ripe tannins are matched by truly mouth-watering acidity and real mineral depth, leading to a finish that is long, sweet-sour and very, very more-ish. What a wonderful, quintessentially cool-climate Languedoc wine! Organic.