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Maison Les Alexandrins - Terrasses de l'Eridan

AOC Côtes du Rhône

     

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A blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Maison les Alexandrins les Terrasses de l’Eridan features clay and garrigue-laced cherry aromas and flavors. It’s mediumbodied, with ample tension, a taut, barely ripe texture and a softly dusty finish. Drink it over the next few years.

Approachable, juicy blackberry and cassis flavors are crisply balanced in this medium-bodied red. It's a pert, fruity wine nuanced by hints of crushed earth and mineral as well as fine, persistent tannins. It's a widely appealing wine to enjoy young.

If you are in a wine shop or supermarket and see this wine, it works as a last minute pick up. It has balance, and dark general fruit, with good acidity and tannin. It is not going to knock anyone out of the park, but is a solid, easy drinking red for a wine table at a party, or maybe a gift for a host.

Dark ruby. Ripe blackberry, dark chocolate and floral pastille aromas and flavors, along with a hint of smokiness that builds with air. In a weighty, rich style, showing a touch of cracked pepper on the broad finish, which betrays just a hint of tannins.