Filled to the brim with bold upfront fruit--peaches and pears tinged with honey and truffle--the chief possible complaint is a certain lack of subtlety (who really needs it?). Fades a little quickly on the finish, but still represents good value. Drink now.
The dark color tells you right away this is no ordinary vin de pays. Then you sniff it and get cedar, black currants and blackberries. The finish has juicy acidity and dusty tannins, suggesting a couple years’ cellaring may be warranted. Impressive.
Made from a 50-50 blend of Merlot and Marselan, this budget-priced entrée to the wines of Domaine de la Mordorée features lovely spice and leather shadings and a wonderfully silky, medium-weight texture in the mouth. Let’s hope that the Delorme brothers can expand this production without compromising quality.
Slightly herbal in character—not surprising given that it’s 70% Cabernet Franc, an unusual variety for the Gard. Those leafy notes persist from start to finish, balanced out hints of peach and raspberry. Easy to drink.