Mon Coeur, J. L. Chave Selection, Côtes du Rhône AC, France, 14.5% abv, $29 at BC Liquor Stores

An alert from ever-helpful Raquel at the local BC Liquor brought my attention to this wine. At $10 off the regular $29 price, who was I to say no to trying out a new wine.

This is a Syrah – Grenache in a beautiful blend put together by a family who has been making wine since 1481 and for more than 16 generations in the Southern Rhône.
I’m guessing they probably know what they’re doing…

This wine has a beautiful, clear, magenta core moving to a thin purple rim with solid legs. The medium plus intense aromas show boysenberry, ripe black currant, olive and spice with dusty overtones.

The palate is dry with a medium plus acidity, average tannin, slightly higher than average alcohol and a medium plus body.  The flavours include ripe, black cherries, fresh earth, game and floral overtones of violet.  There is spice, spice and more spice to top off the medium + finish. There’s a lot going on in this wine – what a deal.

Drink now or lay it down for 5-10 years. The fruit, complexity and structure are so beautifully balanced. Guess what – it seems they really do know what they’re doing.

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