Blackberries, briars, black pepper, and nutmeg waft up from the glass. On the palate blackberries, real licorice, pecan shells and soy make a complex array of flavors. The finish lingers. Tannins are still very tight - this would benefit from a few more years. Drink with pepper steak. A sophisticated wine at a simple price. Recommended. DH

2008 Domaine La Blaque Coteaux de Pierrevert

Blackberries, briars, black pepper, and nutmeg waft up from the glass. On the palate blackberries, real licorice, pecan shells and soy make a complex array of flavors. The finish lingers. Tannins are still very tight – this would benefit from a few more years. Drink with pepper steak. A sophisticated wine at a simple price. Recommended. DH

WHO: Domaine La Blaque
WHAT: Red Rhône Blend
WHERE: Coteaux de Pierrevert, Provence, France
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $13

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