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2018 Chateau Juvenal Les Ribes du Vallat
A certified organic blend of Grenache and Cinsault. Midnight black in colour with a deep dark red black shaded hue. Lifted black raspberry and liquorice scents mix with scorched earth, dried herbs and pepper. Almost liqueur like in their level of concentration are black raspberry, black cherry and liquorice fruits. Opulent feel with ripe chewy tannins lending support. Also evident are notions of scorched earth and blackpepper infused dried herbs. Concludes warm, spicy and quite deep.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.
Not yet bottled, the 2018 Ventoux Les Ribes Du Vallat (70/30 Grenache and Syrah brought up in stainless steel) is similar to the 2017 and offers perfumed raspberry fruits, spice and floral notes as well as a rounded, textured, pure style on the palate. It’s going to be a smoking value geared for near-term drinking.