Dom. Thunevin-Calvet Hugo 2006

Domaine Thunevin-Calvet, Hugo, AOC/AOP Cotes de Roussillon Villages, Maury, Pyrenees-Orientales, France, 2006

This wine: a grenache dominted blend with 30% each of carignan and syrah, natural cork closure, 15% abv, Gauntleys, bin end, £26.77 (was £38.24) (11/16)

Consumer tasting note: a strong ripe nose of black cherry and black berry, with warm black liquorice, black cherry liqueur and sweet oak, quite toasty and spicy after ten minutes or so; full-bodied, with firm ripe slightly drying tannins, with a palate of ripe black berries, boiled sweets, liquorice and sweet oak. A long length with a ripe black berried slightly waxy finish. Would suit strongly flavoured red meat and game dishes. Decant for 30 minutes.

WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity ruby, showing tears.

Nose: clean, pronounced intensity, developing, with aromas as they come, of a lifted note of dark berries laced with black liquorice and whiffs of toast, cinnamon, black cherry liqueur, spice and sweet oak, stewed black cherries, a lighter note of ripe black berry, melted beeswax, tar, rich warm leaf humus.

Palate: dry, medium (+) acidity, ripe medium (+) slightly drying tannins, high alcohol, a full body, medium (+) intensity, a smooth texture with a  sense of sweetness in mid-palate, with flavours of ripe black cherry, black boiled sweets, wet prune, black liquorice, sweet oak, dried dark berries. A long length with a clean stewed black cherry-waxy finish and a moderate grip.

Quality: very good, a sound balance of acidity and tannins with alcohol, though the tannins are slightly drying; a strong developed nose with notes from well integrated oak and bottle age, showing a tertiary dimension with notes of tar, prune and leaf humus; moderate complexity with better concentration, following into a long length.

Drinking readiness/ageing potential: drink now, unsuited to further ageing, but will keep for 2-3 years –  a sound structure, well-developed and the tannins are a little astringent.

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