D. Lacondemine, Les Roches Bleues, AOC/AOP Cote de Brouilly, Burgundy, 2013
This wine: hand harvested, matured in oak foudre, natural cork closure, 13% abv, en Beaujolais, €9.50 (2015)
Consumer tasting note: rich sweet black berries and liquorice on the nose, ripe tannins, follows into a decent length with more black berries and a touch of spice.
WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity ruby, showing tears.
Nose: clean, medium (+) intensity, developing, with aromas as they come, of ripe red cherry, cranberry juice, sweet dried herbs, black berry, a touch of spice, touch of black boiled sweets, liquorice, touch of stewed black cherry, a little earthiness and sweet tar.
Palate: dry, medium acidity, ripe medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity, with flavours of black cherry, black berry, black boiled sweets, liquorice and sweet spice. A long length, with a moderately grippy, black berried finish.
Quality: a very good quality wine, nicely balanced acidity and ripe tannins with flavour intensity and matching alcohol. Showing some tertiary development with some complexity, flavour intensity a bit disappointing as is concentration, still a decent length with a pleasing finish.
Readiness for drinking/ageing potential: Drink now, will keep for 2-3 years but not improve.