Calmel & Joseph ‘Les Terroirs’ Saint Chinian 2015

Blended Red from France - Other
Review Date : 25-May-2018
Very dark, deep, near impenetrable black-red colour with slight garnet on the edge. The nose is softly full and densely packed with very ripe aromas of blackberries, boysenberries, black plums and black pepper along with porty elements. Subtle notes of dark herbs, dark raspberries and earth emerge in the glass. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and rounded with plush and deep flavours of ripe blackberries, boysenberries and black pepper, unfolding some raspberry and dark herbal nuances. The fruit is sweet and very ripe with port-like elements, and the palate is rounded and juicy. The fruit is supported by balanced, fine-grained tannins with soft acidity, and the wine carries to an elegant, but juicy finish. This is a rich, plush and plump Saint Chinian with ripe flavours of blackberries, boysenberries, plums and porty notes on a juicy, rounded palate with soft tannins. Match with roasted and grilled red meats over the next 5+ years. A blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 20% Cinsault, 65% of the fruit from clay-limestone soils and 35% on schist soils, destemmed but not crushed and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in concrete tank. 17.5+/20 May 2018 RRP $17.99

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