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Prieuré Sainte Marie d'Albas 4 Saisons 2018 Corbières

(Code: ALBAS/4S/18)
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Prieuré Sainte Marie d'Albas 4 Saisons 2018 Corbières
Vintage
2018
Region Corbières - Montagne d'Alaric
Colour/Style Dry red - medium to full bodied, aged in vat
Grapes 40% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 30% Syrah
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Pizza, pasta, grilled/roasted veg and red meats
Next day 
Still fine
Drink Now, or to 2024 and beyond
Quite a dark, but limpid cherry red colour, fading to a narrow watery rim. There is genuine aromatic complexity here, with a nose of summer pudding fruits, garrigue herbs, cumin and coriander, with hints of freshly-baked bread, flowers and damp undergrowth. On the palate, it is nicely concentrated, yet beautifully balanced and full of youthful vitality. There's a great mouthful of fresh summer fruit and soft citrus flavours on the front palate, followed by a touch of peppery spice, with mouth-watering cherry skin acidity and ripe, lapsang tea-like tannins offering real grip. Stylistically, this isn't too far removed from a rather good Cru Beaujolais - in other words, gloriously fruity and tangy/sweet-sour, but with a little southern warmth thrown-in for good measure. What a lovely wine!