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Two Wines From Mourchon, 01 April 2009


Tasted 01 April 2009.  Both of these Mourchon’s are lovely and of strong value. The Grande Reserve will age longer and achieve greater heights than the Tradition. While both can be drunk now, I’d cellar the Tradition a little bit longer and tuck into some of the Grande Reserve.

2006 Domaine Mourchon, Cuvee Grande Reserve, Seguret, CdRV – $21
This is a blend of 65% Grenache and 35% Syrah, from 60-year-old vines that has approximately 40% of the Syrah aged in oak barrels for 9 months and the rest in concrete vats. In the glass it is a medium opaque purple-ruby with a dark core. It has a light nose of delicate, interesting aromas of dark red fruit. It has sweeter, weightier dark cherry fruit that powers through and expands midpalate. There are lots of fine, puckering tannins in the finish and aftertaste.

2006 Domaine Mourchon, Cuvee Tradition, Seguret, CdRV – $15
This is a blend of 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 10% Carignan, from 40-year-old vines that are aged for 18 months in concrete vats. It is a light+ purple-ruby in the glass. There is a light nose of rough-hewn aromas of red/blue fruit, dust, and grit. Dusty red fruit is delivered in a muscular package with acidity coming out midpalate causing the fruit to glide through the tannins. The tannins are light+, slowly building into a medium-textured, mouth puckering finish. There are dark-red fruits in the aftertaste. A savory, almost salty quality develops with air. It drinks well on the second night.

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