2010 Domaine des Escaravailles Les Sabliers Cotes du Rhone
Deep dark red black colour with dark crimson hue. The nose displays aromas of dark raspberry and black cherry along with a touch of liquorice, some dried meats and spice. Medium weight the palate has flavours of dark raspberry, dark cherry, liquorice, some meaty characters and spice. Dryish finish with fine grained tannins. Aftertaste of dark raspberry, dried meats and spice.
Cellar 2-3 years (2015-2016)
The tasty, spicy 2010 Cotes du Rhone Les Sabliers (a blend of 70% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre) exhibits a seductive style filled with black cherry and strawberry fruit intermixed with Provencal herb and earth notes. Medium-bodied, deliciously fruity, pure and well-made, it should be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years.
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate