Domaine de la Cendrillon 'Essentielle', Corbières 2016
Smooth and elegant with juicy black fruits and hints of liquorice, herby with hints of spice. From an estate which has been in the same family since the 18th century.
|Producer||Domaine de la Cendrillon|
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Region||South of France|
|Major Grape||Southern Rhône Blend|
|Grapes||65% Syrah, 35% Mourvèdre|
|Drinking Guide||Drink or Keep|
|More Features||Environmentally Friendly , Organic|
|Food Match||Lamb Cutlets|
|Notes||Environmentally-Friendly, Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan|
Very, very roast-beef meaty on the nose. It's like opening the oven when the edges of that sirloin roast have just started to caramelise – if you're a carnivore, this smell would make your mouth water instantly! There's a sharp, earthy, red-fruitiness to the palate that tastes like a mélange of slowly oven-roasted tomatoes and mushrooms, sumac and ras al hanout spices, tamarind and strawberries. And there is leather. And dried thyme. Tannins that have the weathered crevasses of the hands of a man who has worked hard outdoors all his life. A kaleidoscope of fruit, acid, spice, tannin, leaf, earth, that comes together and tells a story.