It seems I’m having a bit of joy in the Languedoc. I may have to make a visit soon to see what’s going on. This is a beautifully pure, fresh, natural expression of Minervois.
Domaine Jean Baptiste Senat Minervois ‘Mais ou est Donc Ornica’ 2008
13.5% alcohol. Deep coloured. A wonderfully pure, fresh, elegant expression of Minervois that’s incredibly vibrant and drinkable, yet quite serious. There’s some spicy, mineral structure around which the dark black cherry and raspberry fruit fit quite beautifully. Fresh, a bit peppery, and with good acidity. There’s a little bit of edginess and a hint of earth, but the whole package is amazingly vibrant and supple with lovely fruit purity. Much fresher than most Languedoc reds. 93/100 (UK agent: Les Caves de Pyrene)
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