From the stable to the earth, the 2012 La Vrille et le Papillon, Tous Cousins
The 2012 La Vrille et le Papillon, Tous Cousins, Ardeche makes two surprising transformations. First, the highly evocative aromas of barnyard manure eventually morph into attractive, earthy red fruit. Second, though initially a lighter and ethereal wine, this bottle developed both concentration and a lovely structure. It is one of those wines which makes me wonder how it delivers earthy, complex flavors instead of just pure fruit. I strongly recommend you try wine. It is available at Weygandt-Wines.
2012 La Vrille et le Papillon, Tous Cousins, Ardeche – $18
Imported by Weygandt-Metzler. This wine is 100% Syrah. Alcohol 12.5%. The aromas of merde clean up to reveal, earthy bright red fruit. In the mouth is an ethereal core of flavor. Ripe tannins develop with air, matching the eventual concentration of the wine. Quite a good drink. *** Now – 2018.