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2018 Domaine des Escaravailles Le Ventabren Cairanne

Cairanne, FRANCE
$26. 99 Bottle
$323.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
ABV: 15%
Closure: Cork

Domaine des Escaravailles Le Ventabren is typically a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Carignan that is aged in concrete vats for 9 months. The Grenache and Carignan vines are 60 years old whilst the Syrah comes from 30 year old vines.
Dense inky black heart with a deep dark red hue. Filling the nostrils are pronounced scents of black cherry and liquorice followed by hints of dried meats, scorched earth and peppered herbs. Rich black raspberry and black cherry fruit swamps the palate with liquorice, scorched earth, meaty characters, infusions of herbs du Provence and pepper flowing onto the back half. Ripe, slightly chewy tannins counterpoint an otherwise fleshy mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with a long pepper infused aftertaste.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Alc. 15%