The FIRST Wine of the Month for 2016 is here! A delicious, 91 point Syrah/Grenach blend from top value region Corbieres. We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again…the values coming out of the South of France are some of the best in the world. Top scoring wines, rich in weight and texture, with brilliant fruit and affordable price tags.
This beauty will pair perfectly with your favorite winter roasts, savory, root vegetables, or hard salty cheeses!
2011 Corbières l’Optimée, Château La Bastide
91 Points, The Wine Advocate: “Inky purple to the rim, the 2011 Corbières l’Optimée is a rock star Corbières that’s made from 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache that spent 12 months in French oak. Deep, rich and layered, with lots of ripeness in its cassis, black raspberry, melted licorice and subtle vanilla bean aromas and flavors, it’s full-bodied, with low acidity, outstanding purity and a thick, unctuous texture. This is one sexy Corbières to enjoy over the coming 3-4 years. There’s close to 50,000 bottles, so it should be readily available as well. Hats off to the team here for this hedonistic beauty!”