A Seriously Good Red Wine from Ventoux
The 2012 Chateau Unang, Le Croix, Ventoux is the flagship wine of Chateau Unang. The fruit is sourced from the highest terraces on the estate where the topsoil may only be eight inches thick over limestone. It is this limestone that you will taste throughout the wine. With several hours of air the wine begins to open up with savory and weighty flavors of black fruit and cherry. If you must try it now then give it a three hour double-decant. This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.
2012 Chateau Unang, Le Croix, Ventoux – $27
Imported by Vintage 59. This wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault that was aged for 16 months in demi-muid. Alcohol 14%. The nose reveals kirsch followed by black fruit, stones, and a cherry note in the mouth. The wine reveals its depth after several hours. It becomes savory and weighty with good, not quite watering, acidity. There are plenty of stone notes and very fine tannins that build low in the mouth. It never shakes a sense of firmness, leaving the impression it should be cellared for a few years. ***(*) Now – 2022.