Chapoutier Banyuls 1986

M Chapoutier, AOC/AOP, Banyuls, 1986

A grenache noir dominant blend vin doux naturel, unfined, natural cork closure, 18% abv, Gauntleys,  £19

WSET style tasting note
: clear and bright, medium intensity tawny, showing tears.

Nose: clean on the nose, of pronounced intensity, fully developed, with vintage port-like aromas of macerated black cherry, stewed prune, warm raisins and currants, sweet tobacco, and a whiff of wood.

Palate: a sweet wine, medium (+) acidity, a low key gummy grip, fortified medium, a full body, of pronounced intensity, with a smooth velvety texture, and flavours of rich warm black cherry jam, stewed over-ripe black cherry, proper christmas cake (with lots of armagnac) and sweet stewed prunes. A long length with a clean palate low-key grippy, over-ripe black cherry finish.

Quality: a very good quality wine, with perfectly balanced acidity with alcohol and sweetness level, leaving a clean palate. Of low level complexity, but a marked level of flavour intensity and concentration, which culminate on the very long length.

Readiness for drinking/potential for ageing: ready to drink now, this wine is fully developed, nevertheless it has the balance and concentration to hold for 5-10 years.

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