Domaine Saint Damien La Bouveau Cotes du Rhone 2018
|Region||France, Rhone, Cotes du Rhone|
|Brand||Domaine Saint Damien|
80% Syrah (19-20 year old vines) & 20% Cinsault (64 year old vines). Bright violet. Aromas of ripe red and blue fruits, pungent flowers and olive, lifted by a mineral quality. Smoky and appealing sweet, offering juicy boysenberry, cherry and violet pastille flavors that tighten up and become spicier on the back half. Fine-grained tannins make a late appearance and add grip to a very long, floral-driven finish.
The Syrah-dominated 2018 Côtes Du Rhône La Bouveau is another terrific value from this estate. Deep purple-colored with bright, juicy notes of black fruits, violets, and pepper, it's medium to full-bodied, has a rounded, silky texture, and loads of charm and character.