45% grenache, 30% syrah, 13% mourvèdre, 7% cinsault, 5% carignane
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Drinkable upon release (Sept. 2012), 20+ years ageability
2008 Le Cigare Volant - en foudre
Red Wine of the Earth
$54.00 per bottle / $583.20 per case
$45.90 per bottle / $518.40 per case (Members)
Bright ruby red with a pale ruby rim. Wildly and soulfully aromatic (garrigue de Salinas Valley?), with floral herbs, menthol, and a little fennel in evidence. Bright cherry, fresh red currant, and cranberry flavors undergirded with forest floor and mushroom. Counter-intuitively, there seems to be greater grip on the palate than with the demi-muid. The en foudre bottling is about soulful depth, there is a line that runs through it from the filigreed aroma all the way to the great depth of the wine’s very lingering finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Duck Breast with Chanterelle Mushrooms & Apricots.