Helt igennem uhyggelig lækker Rasteau lavet på 70% Grenache 30% Syrah og efter øko-principper. Vinen har noter af grillet kød, engelsk lakrids, rosmarin og chokolade. Smagen er kraftig, silkeblød og er velegnet til kraftig mad. Grand Nicoles laver den mest traditionelle, kraftige Rasteau.
Loaded with dark fruit, the 2016 Rasteau Vieilles Vignes is a blend of 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre. Full-bodied, plush and long, it delivers purple-skinned plums, super ripe black cherries and pronounced licorice notes. It’s hard to believe such great bargains continue to exist. 92 point Wine Advocate
“Bold, shiny dark robe. The nose is good – striking, carries north African spices, dates, but is fresh, gas good depth, is very promising, shows licorice and cooked plums. This is bingo good Rasteau: it has a great oily texture, the sap [sève] of old vines, with rolling fat, a sturdy heart. It reaches out well, has late saltiness within its cladding of dark stone fruits and prune flavours. This demands serving in a large glass, is a classic, STGT Rasteau. Its richness is profound, thick, but it continues quite freely along the palate”
Drinkrhone-John Livingstone Learmonth