2011 IGP Pays d'Oc Meritage
Gold Medal: SF International Wine Competition; cassis and lush blue/black fruit aromatics gently touched with toasty-mocha oak.
The aromatics are ripe with blueberry fruit and cassis, and backed by a hint of olive. On the palate, the wine is juicy and rich, showing blue fruit essence and chocolate oak. Simply delicious, and a great everyday table wine to get by the case.
Style: Light, Fruity
Flavors: Cassis, Mocha, Oak, Tannins, Toast
A plumper and juicier style sourced out of the Languedoc in Southern France, this wine just sings right out of the glass. I had little expectation for the wine when the samples were first sent to me, but after I tasted the components I changed my mind immediately. The final blend is 63% Cabernet, 19% Merlot, and 18% Malbec, and is chewy and rich without being overly weighted on the palate.