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Domaine Piétri-Géraud Cuvée Méditerranée 2009 Banyuls

(Code: PIETRI/BAN/09)
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Domaine Piétri-Géraud Cuvée Méditerranée 2009 Banyuls
Vintage
2009
Region Banyuls - by the Mediterranean, near the Spanish border
Colour/Style Full-bodied fortified red, aged in oak barrels
Grapes 90% Grenache, 10% Carignan - 40 to 100 years old
Alcohol (a.b.v)
16.0%
Food Strong cheeses, patés, rich fruit cakes and puddings (including chocolate), dried fruits - versatile!
Next day 
Lasts for weeks, once opened 
Drink Excellent now, or will age to 2025 and beyond
Aged for 4 years in an oxidative environment, in old oak barrels left outside exposed to the elements, this an absolute stunner. An earthy yet ethereal perfume of bonfire toffee and molasses, spiced orange peel, cherry, redcurrant, fig, mocha, incense, polished old mahogany..... I think you get the picture. Intoxicating and more-ish, rich, sweetv and laden with preserved fruit intensity and soused Christmas cake flavours, rounded and completely hedonistic, yet so balanced and fleet of foot, with melting tannins and tangy, almost zesty acidity. There's a warming touch of eau de vie on the finish, nicely complementing those wonderful fruit flavours, which go on for an age - and at just 16% abv, this is a fortified wine which majors on fruit, not alcohol. This really is a lovely wine - in fact, Christmas in a glass.