Hecht & Bannier Côtes Du Roussillon Villages 2010, Ac
Languedoc Roussillon (Midi), France
Inky-deep purple red appearance. Explosive and concentrated nose here, with ultra ripe but not jammy black and blue fruit, cold smoke, blueberry pie, wet schist, and on and on. The palate reveals substantial structure and depth, with remarkable density and complexity. This is easily the equal of many Chateauneuf-du-Papes at half the price. terrific value. Score: 92 (John Szabo, MS, www.WineAlign.com, Jan 2013)
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The 2010 Hecht & Bannier Côtes Du Roussillon Villages, composed of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre of undisclosed proportions and aged in French Oak for 24 months, is a medium bodied, fruity wine, with intense aromas of raspberry, blackberry, strawberry and sweet woody notes. The nose doesn't deliver on the palate, the wine is closed (even upon 2 hour decanting), though tannins are refined and the acidity is balanced, the fruit is rather devoid, perhaps longer decanting will unlock it (2+ hours). The finish is medium to long and smooth, yet mainly tannin/acidity based. This wine has a lot of potential, the fruit is there but not yet accessible. Drink 2015-2025, it has an evolution potential of +2 pts, maybe more. Currently rated at 89-90 pts, with the potential to reach 92 pts or beyond. Tasted Jan/13.
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