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Drinking a Kermit Lynch Wine in Albuquerque


I benefit from an incredible selection of wines in Washington, DC but no single store can carry all of the wines of a single, great importer.  On travel I always make sure to look for new wines and this Kermit Lynch Blend is one such example.   Kermit Lynch has developed relationships over the decades which have resulted in a variety of special cuvees.  The Cypress Cuvee is the effort of Louis Barruol of Chateau de Saint Cosme and Kermit Lynch.  This cuvee is made from fruit sourced from Louis’ own vineyard with the final wine reflecting Kermit’s choice.  The incredibly dark color of this wine is reflected in the mouth.  There is strength contained by the structure which really needs several years in the cellar.  It was a bit too heady for daily drinking at this point but I really enjoyed the aromas and flavors.  I would try cellaring a bottle or two.  This bottle was purchased from Jubilations in Albuquerque.  If you purchase 6-11 bottles there is a 7% discount with 12+ bottles receiving 10%.

2009 Kermit Lynch Selections, Cypress Cuvee, Cotes du Rhone – $19
Imported by Kermit Lynch.  This wine is a blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache sourced from 30-year-old vines.  Alcohol 14%. This wine has a light cherry rim with a medium to dark black cherry core.  The light to medium strength nose is youthful and grapey with a bit of lifted granite and pepper.  In the mouth the harder flavors are heady with lifted minerals, acidity, and moderate concentration.  With air the flavors are still concentrated, fresh, and a little creamy.  This heady wine has plenty of tannins drying on the lips and teeth followed by a spicy and heady aftertaste.  **(*) 2016-2022.

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