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Approaching Its Peak, the 2006 Marcel Richaud, Cairanne


The 2006 Domaine Richaud, Cairanne is a lovely wine that is effortlessly taking on bottle age.  The nose remained subtle compared to the palate where the clean fruit, fresh acidity, and rustic tannins are enhanced by a hint of glycerine.  This makes it not only a tasty wine but one to work in the mouth.  I suspect it is a few years out from its peak so you can cellar this further or pop a bottle now, just give it some air.   This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.

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2006 Domaine Marcel Richaud, Cairanne, Cotes du Rhone Villages – $27
Imported by Louis/Dressner Selections.  This wine is a blend of 36% Grenache, 38% Mourvèdre, 18% Syrah, and 8% Carignan sourced from vines over 25 years of age.  The wine is raised in a mixture of concrete and large barrels.  Alcohol 14.5%.  The nose continued to reveal red fruit and roast.  In the mouth were focused ripe, red fruit, wood notes, with some firmness toward the finish where sweet blue fruit came out.  The acidity was fresh and the pleasing tannins, rustic.  With air the wine took on a rounder character showing density, a hint of glycerine, and old wood notes.  A nice wine that is progressing towards maturity.  *** Now – 2020.

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