Matthieu Barret Vilain, like eating blackberries in a pine forest, pure hedonism
From Ned at Devenish:
100% Syrah from 2 vineyards in the Ardeche, both certified biodynamic. One vineyard is on sandy alluvial river soil and the other is on decayed granite. All the grapes are hand harvested slightly on the earlier side to make the wine fresher.
Taste: Juicy medium bodied and lush blackberry up front, supported by enough acidity to give this a fresh fruit sort of tone. There's vivid blue fruit blueberry on mid palate along with a hint of cocoa powder. It's mouth filling with this sexy rounded viscosity but it has these kind of dusty tannins that linger and draw out the finish as it becomes more ripe cherry blackberry flavored! This is delicious and hedonistic in such a great way!