Domaine Fortuné l'As de Fortuné 2017 Languedoc

(Code: FORT/AS/17)
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Domaine Fortuné l'As de Fortuné 2017 Languedoc
Region Languedoc - north of Sommieres, in the Gard
Colour/Style Dry red - medium-full bodied
Grapes 60% Syrah, 40% Grenache
Alcohol (a.b.v)
Food All manner of meats, spicy sausages, pizza, pasta
Next day 
As good
Drink Now, or to 2027

Medium-deep translucent cherry red, with a narrow rim. As soon as you stick your nose in the glass, you are transported to a warm summer's eve in the south of France - there's a veritable pot-pourri of blackberry, red cherry and floral aromas, with further notes of leather, damp earth, woodsmoke, freshly-baked bread and a whiff of older oak. There's also a hint of volatile acidity, which adds genuine lift and complexity. The palate offers myriad sweet-sour black and red fruit flavours, with plenty of tannic grip, juicy cherry kernel acidity and, again just a touch of volatility, all of which leads to a long, tangy, peppery-spicy finish. This really is a lovely wine, which - thanks in no small part to its sweet-sour fruit and that lick of volatile acidity - puts me in mind of a young Chateau Musar (i.e. the younger reds, rather than the "grand vin"). As a Musar fan myself, need I say more? An absolute cracker of a wine, and a bargain, at the price. Organic.