Domaine des Escaravailles Rasteau La Ponce
A blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah sourced from vines over 60 years old and 40 years old respectively. The Syrah component is aged in 225 litre barrels whilst the Grenache is aged in concrete vats for a period of 12 months. Midnight black in colour with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Headlining the nose are elevated black raspberry and liquorice aromas followed by peppered meats, light scorched earth and provincial herb notes. Rich, concentrated black raspberry, black cherry and liquorice fruits power across the opulent, large scale palate leaving in their wake a backdrop of meaty characters, scorched earth and peppered herbs. A sturdy tannin structure takes on a velvet like appearance beneath the wall of fruit. Long, slightly muscular yet overwhelmingly hedonistic finish.