Domaine Cabirau Cotes du Roussillon 2019
|Region||France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Cotes de Roussillon|
The backbone of the Syrah and Carignan ally perfectly with the opulent Grenache, giving a medium-bodied wine of intense black fruit flavors, redolent of mountain herbs. Approachable now, this wine will accompany fine meals of lamb, wild birds or game for years to come.
American importer Dan Kravitz's home estate has turned out a nicely concentrated 2019 Cotes du Roussillon. A tank-aged blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Carignan and 20% Syrah, it offers up scents of black cherries, purple raspberries and hints of dried herbs on the nose, while the palate is medium to full-bodied, creamy and supple. Dusty and dry on the finish, it would be a fine counterpoint to burgers or steak in its youth.