La Citadelle Le Chataignier Luberon 2011

La Citadelle Le Chataignier 2011A red Southern Rhone blend consisting of Syrah (30%), Grenache (30%), Carignan (30%) and topped of with Mouvèdre (10%).

This wine is dark ruby red and has a smooth character with a very nice mineral backdrop and plenty of layers of fresh luscious berry fruit with rather strong notes of licorice. The 2011 vintage therefore has a completely different character than its 2010 vintage and is comparatively not as tart, but still a great wine to drink.

I didn’t enjoy drinking this wine by itself, but since it has a licorice aroma, this wine would go very well with dishes prepared with leeks or fennel and it did taste great with roast pork.

Imported by Sussex Wine Merchants, Moorestown NJ 08057.

Alc. 13.5%

$15

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