Saturday, February 28, 2009

2006 Corbieres


I have a moment before I head out for piano. You know, some people are just shameless, and quite frankly, unmanly. Its a funny concept. But men are supposed to keep their word, and when you say you'll never come back to a certain blog again, it's expected that you uphold that promise. Guess I'm just too alluring!!

Anyways, that's my last bit of sarcasm - as I said, on to better things...

2006 Domaine Faillenc Saint Marie, AC Corbieres.

I love wines from the southern France. They have the density, the power, but also this complexity that brings me back to the shores of the Mediterranean, and onto the Promenade des Anglais. Ahh, la mer!

This is an organic wine, primarily of syrah, grenache noir, and cinsault. Informative profile here.

Really dark purple, impressive saturation to the rim. I took one sniff of the nose, and I knew I was in for a treat. Lots of animal characters, leather hide, chicken coop, dark berries, herbs. Touch of brett, but very appealing. In the mouth, much more fruit appears. Great balance - the tannins are quite stiff, but very ripe. A beautiful wine, which married especially well with the beef tendon and the oxtail soup we had for dinner.

About 1/3 of the bottle remains for tonight's dinner.

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