Chapoutier Banyuls 2007

M. Chapoutier, Banyuls 2007 There’s lots of pruny complexity in the nose. In the mouth it is spot on, nuttiness and raisins tossed in molasses – yum. There was a touch of TCA in the first bottle tasted, described here but it wasn’t terribly noticeable.

A second bottle tasted in October ’09 was quite delicious after dropping the veil of TCA. In this bottle the fruit really popped making this wine a real star. On the second day it was even better.

This vin doux naturel is composed entirely of Grenache and the wine is matured in oak. Mis a Tain 16% $19.99 for a 500ml at Bottle Barn M. Chapoutier

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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