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Domaine Saint Sylvestre Rouge 2015 Terrasses du Larzac

(Code: SYLV/ROUGE/15)
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Domaine Saint Sylvestre Rouge 2015 Terrasses du Larzac
Vintage
2015
Region Terrasses du Larzac, 25 km north-west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied, aged in barrel for 24 months
Grapes 70% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.5%
Food Grilled or roasted red meats, game, charcuterie
Next day 
Even better
Drink Irresistable already, but will evolve to 2025 and beyond
A delightful clear, bright, medium blood red colour, fading to a pale rim. Super-complex on the nose, with masses of herb-tinged raspberry, redcurrant and soused cherry aromas, mingled with notes of damp earth, leather and burning incense. The palate is fresh, vibrant and full of lively, sweet-sour red and black fruit flavours. And even at the advertised 14.5% abv, it is so supremely balanced and elegant, with a backbone of very fine tannins and mouth-watering acidity. There's a gentle earthiness and just a touch of herby/spicy savouriness, with a long, cool, minty, sour cherry finish that lasts for an age. This really is a wonderful example of cool-climate Languedoc red wine - think "Burgundian" in style and texture, but with a touch of southern warmth for good measure. A very fine wine indeed.