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Domaine du Cros, ‘Lo Sang del Pais’ Marcillac, 2007

October 19, 2009

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100% Le Fer Servadou

Bell peppers, jalapeños, and cranberries on the nose. Gorgeous freshness on the palate – great acidity and a meaty, iron-y finish. Firm, but not overbearing tannic grip. I think this has a couple of years of evolution, but the freshness is really appealing now. Something akin to a bright Touraine Cab Franc with a touch of Syrah’s signature meatiness — or a lighter, more energetic Tannat. Notable is the wine region’s (SW France/Gaillac/Marcillac) history of health-giving properties. This would be fabulous with cured meats, or a Russian kotlety with peppers.

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  1. October 22, 2009 11:49 am

    Glad you got to try this, Jonathan. One of my favorite every day wines of all time, though I don’t get to drink it as often as I once did….

    If you’re interested in digging through the archives, you’ll find my old writeup of the ’04 version as well as the ’00 Vieilles Vignes at:
    http://mcduffwine.blogspot.com/2007/09/wbw-37-drink-indigenous.html

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