A mini review is done at a tasting or wine show. The review is based on a small sampling Vs a bottle, and was not done with food. This one was one of the stars from the Vinexx portfolio tasting. Dark in color with a lovely alluring rich nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays lovely rich dark berries to match the nose. The flavors linger nicely on the medium length finish with some nice well balanced tannins. I would give this wine a solid 89. Not bad for the price!
From the LCBO web site:
BERNARD ALIAS CUVÉE HECTOR & JULIETTE CORBIÈRES 2010 VINTAGES 340984 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 17.95
Made in: Midi, France By: Domaine Sainte-Marie des Crozes
Release Date: Aug 3, 2013
14.5% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Full-bodied & Firm
Varietal: Shiraz/Grenache Sugar Content: 3 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
There is a great deal to enjoy on the nose. Layered aromas of plum, spice and chocolate with tar adding great depth and character. The palate is juicy and ripe with tremendous balance and structure. Firm tannins and a lively acidity form an excellent framework for the fruit. Lots of rich, ripe fruit, and a core of plum and spice. Tasty. Enjoy this with barbecued beef kebabs. (VINTAGES panel, Nov. 2012)