There is great depth in the 2012 Domaine de Mourchon, Family Reserve Grenache
In taking a break from posts about very mature wines I decided to write about a wine that offers up fruit in spades. The 2012 Domaine de Mourchon, Family Reserve Grenache, Seguret represents my first experience with the Family Reserve selections. The very first sip offers impressive levels of flavor and depth, so much so that you might mistake this for some special cuvee from Chateauneuf du Pape. Power and alcohol level alone do not make a wine. With air this savory wine revealed weighty, deep flavors and good minerality. I recommend cellaring this wine for half a year then drink it in its exuberant youth. This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.
2012 Domaine de Mourchon, Family Reserve Grenache, Seguret – $40
Imported by MacArthur Liquors. This wine is 100% Grenache sourced from 60 year old vines on sandstone soils on steep slopes that was macerated in open demi-muids followed by 10 months aging in demi-muids and oak barrels. Alcohol 15.5%. There were powerful flavors of clean, ripe, black fruit that exhibited lots of extract. With air this savory wine became a touch salty and thought tightly wound, it still offered creamy, weighty flavors with plenty of depth. There was just a touch of heat in the intensely mineral finish. **** 2016-2020.