Domaine Saint Sylvestre Rouge 2016 Languedoc

(Code: SYLV/ROUGE/16)
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Domaine Saint Sylvestre Rouge 2016 Languedoc
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)
Food Grilled or roasted red meats, game, charcuterie
Next day 
Even better
Drink Irresistable already, but will evolve to 2026 and beyond
A bright, deep-ish blood red colour, with a narrow rim. It is uber-complex on the nose, with masses of bramble, redcurrant and dark cherry aromas, with notes of damp earth, leather, roasted red meat, burning incense and a lick of fine, toasty oak. The palate is absolutely crammed full of rich, ripe, intensely concentrated black and red fruit flavours - so concentrated, in fact, it is almost chewy in texture. And yet it still manages to be balanced and - even at this early stage - shows genuine elegance and complexity, with rich, ripe tannins countered by ample acidity. The finish is spicy, gently warming, juicy..... and very, very long. Although this will undoubtedly age and evolve for a good many years (I'd say to 2026 and beyond) it is already a joy to drink.