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The 2012 Domaine de Durban, Beaumes de Venise


It is a pleasure to see the Domaine de Durban red Beaumes de Venise join the selection of Domaine la Ligiere at MacArthur Beverages. This particular bottle drank well right away but ultimately needed a few hours of air for full expression.  The result was a flavorful wine that offered a nice mix of berry flavors, minerals, and spices.  It is the sort of wine that once you pull the cork you will follows its progress to the very end of the bottle.  This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.

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2012 Domaine de Durban, Beaume de Venise – $18
Imported by Kermit Lynch.  This wine is a blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 5% Mourvedre sourced from 47 year old vines on soils of clay-limestone and trias.  The fruit was destemmed, fermented in stainless steel using traditional and carbonic methods, then aged in oak barriques.  Alcohol 14%.  The nose was a mixture of lighter, grapey aromas and berries.  The mouth followed the nose with fresh and flavorful berries that had a brighter, juicy start before ripeness came out in the middle.  The enjoyable ripe flavors become perfumed with black minerals, a little juicy nature, and ripe black fruit in the finish.  The wine left Christmas spiced tannins in the mouth.  *** Now-2018.

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