- Nick's Import
2019 Domaine des Escaravailles Heritage 1924 Rasteau
Totally opaque black dark red colour with a dark red hue. The nose is charged with black raspberry and liquorice aromas which are laced with fresh herb and white pepper. Hints of graphite and spicy black olive also chime in. The rich, concentrated palate is full in body but far from over the top. Delivered with prodigious power are black raspberry and liquorice fruits which are underpinned by a vibrant freshness and muscular tannin structure. Infusions of wild herbs, spice and white pepper flow onto the back half. Concludes with a long peppery aftertaste that combines juicy fruit with a sturdy feel.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Lots of kirsch, blackberry, leather, and garrigue notes emerge from the 2019 Rasteau Heritage 1924, a 100% Grenache release that was all destemmed and brought up in concrete, seeing no wood whatsoever. This medium to full-bodied, silky, elegant, lightly textured beauty has terrific purity, light tannins, and outstanding length. It’s more elegant and seamless than some of the previous vintages, which brought a touch more power and opulence, but I suspect it will gain richness with another year in bottle and drink nicely for 5-7 years. Drink 2023-2030.