Domaine de Triennes “St. Auguste” Red, 2008, Provence, France

13 Aug

DSCN1782-001From the Var region of Provence, in the south of France, Triennes’ “St. Auguste” red blend is assembled from barrel-selected Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. Dark purple with ruby reflections in the glass, it shows intense aromas of ripe black cherry, plum, earth and spice. Rich and full in the mouth, with dark fruit, spice and cedar leading to a long, mineral finish. Powerful wine, but graceful and with a few nice years of bottle age on it. Earthy tannic presence from the Cabernet fairly screams out for a well-marbled cut of ribeye alongside. $18

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