France, Red Blend, Bila-Haut, Michael Chapoutier, Cotes du Roussillon Villages, Roussillon, 2016

N/ Plum skins, damp old wood, wet river stones, black and purple fruits, tobacco, and faint oyster shells.

T/ Medium full mouth feel. Black and purple fruit flavors with slightly grainy tannins.

Soil and flint notes. Extended fruit and earth finish.

Price = $12-$18

T = B-
N = B-
I = B / B-
Overall = B-

I had really enjoyed earlier vintages of this wine, but this one fell short of previous efforts.

This wine was a media sample kindly provided by the winery.

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